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Amitabh Bachchan begins shooting for his football film Jhund with SAIRAT director

Even as Nikhil Advani has been selected to direct a football film 1911 for John Abraham, Amitabh Bachchan flew to Nagpur to finally shoot for Nagaraj Manjule’s football film Jhund where Mr Bachchan plays the legendary football coach Vijay Barse.

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The actor has been preparing for his footballer coach’s part for more time than he had bargained for, since the film fell into a producers’ squabble until Bhushan Kumar of T Series came forward to rescue it.

The preparation for the role included football tips from son Abhishek who is a huge football fan. “Not that I am not familiar with the game. I’ve played football when I was in Kolkata. I am looking forward to working with Nagraj Manjule. His Sairat was a game-changer. At this stage of my career I look forward to working with directors who can bring out a new facet to acting abilities,” said Mr Bachchan.

Though Jhund won’t have the Big B on the football field much, we will probably see Abhishek Bachchan in the field playing the younger version of his father.


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