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Big B’s Jhund on track

Amitabh Bachchan with son Abhishek at the France-Belgium World Cup semi-final match in Russia last week

T-Series head Bhushan Kumar will produce Nagraj Manjule’s Jhund.

The producer has roped in Amitabh Bachchan to play the lead in the film that will take off shortly. 

The actor will be seen essaying the role of a retired sports teacher who starts a slum football movement. 

Nagraj says the film would also touch on issues such as of drug abuse and crime and will also show how sports can reform kids. 

Bhushan Kumar, who will work with Big B for the second time after Bhootnath Returns, is looking forward to the collaboration. He said: “I am glad the project will take off soon. I am happy to get an opportunity to work with Amitji again, I am looking forward to working with him. When Savita Raj Hiremath got the script to me and I saw Nagraj’s dedication to the subject, it made me want to produce the film. The subject is very good and I am excited for the film to go on floors.”

Producer Savitaraj Hiremath said: “Jhund is a slum soccer film that shows that there is a hero in all of us. It’s only a matter of life giving you an opportunity.”

“I am very thankful to Mr Amitabh Bachchan for graciously being part of the film. Our visionary partner Bhushan Kumar who has been delivering content driven cinema is equally passionate about making a great team with the director Nagraj Manjule,” she said. 

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