Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for his next film Jhund, directed by Nagraj Manjule (the maker of ‘Sairat’) on a non stop schedule in Nagpur.

Amitabh Bachchan in Nagpur for the shooting of ‘Jhund’

While his role in Jhund has been kept tightly under wraps, we hear that 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 soccers. Mr Bachchan plays a professor who channelizes the street kids to build a soccer team


The thespian on Monday took to Twitter to share a few photographs of himself while heading for the shoot of the film.

Amitabh Bachchan during the shoot of ‘Jhund’

Sharing the pictures, Mr Bachchan wrote: “Nagpur for Jhund — the new project by Nagraj , his first in Hindi, the maker of Sairat the Marathi block buster .. a centre of attraction and ‘Nagpur’, geographically apparently the centre of geographic India. May the two centres thrive!”

The Amitabh Bachchan starrer, Jhund produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Savita Raj Hiremath, Nagraj Manjule under the banner of T-Series Films, Tandav Films Entertainment Ltd, Aatpat is directed by Nagraj Manjule.