Mumbai: T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar will produce Nagraj Manjule's Jhund which will take off soon. The producer has also roped in Amitabh Bachchan who will be playing the lead role. The actor will be seen essaying the role of a retired sports teacher who starts a slum soccer movement. According to director Nagraj, the film will also touch upon issues of drug abuse and crime and will also showcase how sports can reform kids.
Bhushan Kumar who will be working with Big B for the second time after 'Bhootnath Returns' is looking forward to collaborating with the megastar once again. About producing Jhund, Bhushan Kumar says, “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.”
Producer Savitaraj Hiremath says, "I was thinking of starting my next Bollywood venture and was looking for an 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 a slum soccer film which shows that there is a hero in all of us. and it’s only a matter of life giving you an opportunity."
She further adds, "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 iconic director, Nagraj Manjule."
'Jhund' is directed by Nagraj Manjule, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Savita Raj and Raaj Hiremath and Nagraj Manjule....