Amitabh Bachchan is a legend when it comes to his epic work in Bollywood. But looks like inspite of the 100 plus films that the superstar’s done, he still has a nervous excitement about embarking on a new project. The actor has just wrapped Nagraj Manjule’s Jhund and will now start on his next, Brahmastra. And a post shared by Bachchan on his insta account shows the kind of dedication he still has towards his work. The actor admits to feeling emotional with the completion of the film and at the same time, is looking forward to his next. The actor shared a pic of himself from the sets of Jhund, where he can be seen surrounded and almost lifted off the ground by a young crowd with hands raised in triumph. He posted: “… the completion of JHUND .. and on to BRAHMASTRA .. emotive and withdrawal symptoms with one ; anticipation and apprehension for the other ..”
Recently, the actor had also posted his pics from the film’s location that had him riding a bullock cart, lying on a cot and yet another pic had him travelling in a local bus, while shooting for Jhund, that also marks the Bollywood debut of the Sairat director. The film is being shot in and around Nagpur, Maharashtra and by the looks of it, the backdrop could be a village. The actor had posted, “Bade dinon ke baad gaon ki khatiya aur bailgaadi ki sawaari ka saubhagya praapt hua.” Jhund is said to be based on the life of Vijay Barse, who was the founder of Slum Soccer. The film will have Bachchan play a professor who motivates street children and gets them to form a football team. Directed by Manjule, Jhund is being co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Savita Raj Hiremath and Manjule.
Post Jhund, the actor will embark on Brahmastra which is one of the most-ambitious projects that have been mounted on in Bollywood. The film will be a superhero trilogy and apart from Bachchan also star Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Dimple Kapadia, and Divyendu Sharma, amongst others. Directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar, the film is said to be on the lines of Baahubali.
Will the actor be able to make up for the debacle of Thugs of Hindostan with Jhund at the box office? What do you think? Share your opinions in the comments section below.