While his role in Jhund has been kept tightly under wraps, we hear that this is one of the most charismatic avatars he has played onscreen. Jhund is inspired by the life of Vijay Barse who is the founder of ‘slum soccer’. Amitabh Bachchan plays a professor who channelizes the street kids to build a soccer team, and steer away from a life of crime and drugs.

The film went on floors in Nagpur with a non-stop schedule. ‘Jhund’ is being directed by Nagraj Manjule  who is best known for his Marathi film Sairat and his first short film, Pistulya, for which he received a National Film Award.

Nagraj Manjule

The film marks Manjule’s directorial debut in the Hindi film industry.

Amitabh Bachchan with Nagraj Manjule during the shoot of ‘Jhund’

Produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Savita Raj Hiremath, Nagraj Manjule under the banner of T-Series Films, Tandav Films Entertainment Ltd and Aatpat – ‘Jhund’ is slated to release on 20th September 2019.