Amitabh Bachchan is all set to start working on director Nagraj Manjule’s film Jhund, from November. The actor will embark on the film with a non-stop schedule in Nagpur, after wrapping up his ongoing game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati.
In Jhund, Bachchan plays a professor who builds a soccer team with street kids.
The director said teaming up with Bachchan is a “dream come true”.
“He has always been my favourite legend and there was nobody other than him who fit the role perfectly and to do justice to this particular character. In fact, the other people in the film are all new and since I have been known to work with fresh talent, I think the combination of Mr Bachchan with this young team will be something to watch out for,” Manjule said.
The total shoot duration is of 70-80 days, where Bachchan will shoot for 45 days straight in Nagpur.
Jhund is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Savita Raj Hiremath, Nagraj Manjule under the banner of T-Series Films, Taandav Films Entertainment Ltd.