Ace personality Bhushan Kumar is all set to produce Sairat director Nagraj Manjule’s first Bollywood flick named Jhund.
The flick will feature super star Amitabh Bachchan donning the character of Vijay Barse, who is a retired sports tutor and based in Nagpur.
Vijay Barse is the person who begins the slum soccer movement. The shooting of the flick will be started shortly.
The co-producer of the flick Savita Raj Hiremath stated that Jhund is a soccer slum tale that discovers “a champion in all of us”.
“I was thinking of starting my next Bollywood venture and was looking for a emotional and relevant subject which would connect with the masses and channelize today’s youth into positive energy. Since last three years I have been looking for such subjects and one of them is a biopic of Vijay Barse who promoted slum soccer in India and showcased Indian talent to the world. Jhund is the slum soccer film which shows that there is a hero in all of us… And it’s only a matter of opportunity life gives you,” Savita Raj Hiremath stated.
“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 making a great team with the iconic director Nagraj Manjule,” she added up.
This will be Bhushan Kumar’s second film with Amitabh after 'Bhootnath Returns'.
On being a producer of Jhund, Bhushan Kumar said, “I am glad that 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.”
'Jhund' is helmed by Nagraj Manjule, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Savita Raj and Raaj Hiremath and Nagraj Manjule.