Amitabh Bachchan will start shooting for his next film Jhund in November, to be helmed by the Sairat director Nagraj Manjule. Amitabh is currently busy for his next mega release Thugs of Hindostan.
When asked about the shoot in Nagpur and the prep, director Nagraj Manjule said, “I chose the city of Nagpur because the story is based there. I wanted the look and feel to be as authentic as possible and Nagpur has its own unique charm, feel and locales, different from Mumbai and Pune. The language of the film would be best showcased in Nagpur hence I chose the lanes of that city.”
Big B will start shooting for Jhund around mid November on a non stop schedule in Nagpur, after the KBC Season finale, and after the release of the hugely anticipated Thugs of Hindostan.
While his role in Jhund has been kept tightly under wraps, we hear that is one of the most charismatic avatars he has played on-screen. Mr Bachchan reportedly plays a sports coach who channelizes the street kids to build a soccer team.
Speaking on Mr Bachchan and working with him, he further went on to say, “Working with Mr Bachchan on a story like this is a dream come true. He has always been my favorite legends 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!”
“The total shoot duration is 70-80 days, Mr Bachchan will shoot for 45 days straight in Nagpur. The kids will be meeting him and doing rehearsals two three days before the shoot. The street kids have undergone training and are now professional actors.”
After Nagraj Manjule’s Sairat went on to become one of the most loved Marathi films, audience is pretty excited to watch his next venture and with Amitabh as a lead in his movie, Jhund is already at the top of everyone’s mind.
‘Jhund’ is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Savita Raj Hiremath, Nagraj Manjule and will be presented under the banner of T-Series Films, Taandav Films Entertainment Ltd, and Aatpat Productions.