Amitabh Bachchan’s Jhund locks date for theatrical release

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The makers of the megastar Amitabh Bachchan starrer Jhund have announced the release date for the much-awaited movie, along with sharing its first look. The film, which began its production a couple of months ago in November, will roll into theatres on September 20, 2019.

Jhund is being helmed by Marathi filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, who shot to fame after directing cult love story Sairat in the year 2016. His new offering marks his directorial debut in the Hindi film industry.

When asked about casting Senior Bachchan in the film, Manjule had earlier said, “No other actor fits the role, only Mr. Bachchan can do justice to this particular character. All the others in the film are newcomers since I am known to work with fresh talent. The combination of Mr. Bachchan and this young team will be something to look forward to”.

For the uninitiated, Jhund is a biographical drama based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of NGO Slum Soccer, who transformed the lives of many slum kids by motivating them to play football and form their own soccer team. Big B is playing Barse in the movie.

The project is bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Savita Raj Hiremath and Nagraj Manjule.

Don’t forget to catch the film in theatres on 20th September.