Amitabh Bachchan to start shooting for Nagraj Munjule's Jhund in November

The actor is currently busy with Sony TV's reality game show KBC, and with the release of YRF's Thugs of Hindostan.

  • Amitabh Bachchan to start shooting for Nagraj Munjule's Jhund in November
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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan who is currently busy with the ongoing new season of KBC on Sony TV and gearing up for Thugs Of Hindostan, will start shooting for his next film Jhund in November on a non-stop schedule in Nagpur. Bachchan's look as Khudhabaksh has gone viral and the country is eagerly awaiting seeing him and Aamir onscreen

While his role in Jhund has been kept tightly under wraps, we hear that he will be seen in a charismatic avatar, reportedly as a professor who channelizes the street kids to build a soccer team. The total shoot duration is 70-80 days and he will shoot for 45 days straight in Nagpur. The kids will be meeting him and rehearsing two-three days before the shoot. Further, the kids chosen for the film have undergone training and are now professional actors.

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."

Speaking about the legend, he said, "Working with Mr. Bachchan on a story like this is a dream come true. He has always been my favourite 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!"

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, and Aatpat. 

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