Jhund, the much-anticipated film starring Amitabh Bachchan, is all set to release in theatres on Friday, March 4. Aamir Khan attended a private screening of the film recently, which was conducted ahead of its release. The actor was left teary-eyed after seeing the film and showered appreciation on the 'Jhund' team for putting together such a unique story.
Aamir Khan can be seen wiping away emotions as he gives the film a standing ovation in a video published by T-Series. The actor became teary-eyed after seeing the film and couldn't stop complimenting it. The actor also referred to the film as a "special film."
There aren't enough words in my vocabulary to express what I'm feeling. It's incredible how accurately you've nailed the feelings of Indian girls and boys. It's incredible to see how hard the kids worked. "It's incredible how well you've portrayed the feelings of Indian girls and guys. It's amazing to see how hard the kids worked. What a masterpiece you've created! It's an excellent movie. It's a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. I'm not sure how you did that. Logic has nothing to do with the spirit you've captured."
Since 2018, Jhund has been in making. The film, on the other hand, has had its share of setbacks. Due to a shortage of money, filmmaker Manjule had to demolish a set erected for the film in Pune in 2018. T-Series stepped in and backed the project after it had been at a halt for nearly a year. Sandeep Singh, the film's producer, disclosed to Mid-Day that Amitabh cut the film's budget.
"The script was loved by Mr. Bachchan. When we were trying to figure out how to get him on board given the [limited] budget, he surprised us by lowering his rate. 'Let's spend on the film instead of on myself,' he quoted.
Jhund, the film is a biographical sports drama based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of the NGO Slum Soccer. He instigated the formation of a football team among slum children. Nagraj Manjule has directed the film, which is produced by T-Series, Tandav Films Entertainment Pvt.Ltd, and Aatpat Films and is backed by Bhushan Kumar and others. In addition to Amitabh Bachchan, Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru play key parts in the film.