Amitabh Bachchan reveals why he's doing Nagraj Manjule's movie 'Jhund'
Amitabh Bachchan today said his 'Thugs of Hindostan' co-star Aamir Khan asked him to take up Nagraj Manjule's first Hindi directorial 'Jhund'. In 'Jhund', Amitabh will play a professor who builds a soccer team with street kids. "I remember when I discussed that with Aamir, he told me I must do this film. And you know what happens when Aamir endorses something," Bachchan said.
Amitabh will start working on 'Jhund' from November
"We will start working on the film from November. It's a real-life story. It's about underprivileged children and those staying in slums, a sporting team is made with these bunch of actors," Amitabh said. He was speaking at the trailer launch of 'Thugs of Hindostan'.
Amitabh, Aamir will be seen together for first time
'Thugs of Hindostan' brings together two powerhouse performers, Amitabh and Aamir, on screen for the first time. The duo was earlier supposed to star in 'Rishta' years ago, but it never took off. Aamir said, "We had a film together that Indra Kumar was going to make called 'Rishta', it was announced very long back. But due to several reasons, it couldn't be made."
Amitabh suggested Aamir to direct him in a film
"Since then I was waiting to get an opportunity to work with him. I don't have the guts to say 'no' to a film with Amit ji," said Aamir. Bachchan also heaped praises on the 'Dangal' star, calling him "a brilliant actor and a marketing genius". He also suggested Khan direct him in a film. 'Thugs of Hindostan' releases November 8.