Jhund is an anticipated Indian sports biography film set to be released on March 4, 2022. Amitabh Bachchan, the Shahenshah of Bollywood, will soon be seen in Jhund. ‘Jhund’ has already sparked a lot of interest, especially after Bachchan released a photo from the filming locations earlier this month. Nagraj Manjule, the filmmaker of ‘Sairat,’ will make his Bollywood directorial debut with Jhund.
Bachchan’s character in the film is based on a true tale. Vijay Barse, the protagonist, is a retired sports professor from Nagpur’s Hislop College. He once spotted a bunch of slum kids playing football with a little buck, according to reports. He noted that they were so engrossed in their sport that they avoided participating in any other activities in their environment.
With the help of some of his undergraduate buddies, Barse decided to create a tournament in which slum children would compete. According to reports, Barse organized a slum soccer competition in Nagpur in 2001, with 128 teams participating. He also reportedly used the Rs. 18 lakhs he earned after retiring to build a football academy for the poor near Nagpur.
‘Jhund’ Filming Locations
Jhund’s filming began in December 2018 and ended in August 2019. Initially, the filmmakers planned to release the film in September 2019, but it was moved back to December 2019 and then May 2020, and it was again pushed back due to a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against the filmmaker.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the filmmakers are considering releasing the picture on digital platforms, but the producers recently confirmed the release date of this long-awaited production, which is slated for March 4, 2022. The whole shoot time was 70-80 days, with Amitabh Bachchan shooting in the city for 45 days straight. Nagraj Manjule’s film ‘Jhund’ was shot in Nagpur in 2018. Other locations were also a part of the production.
Mohan Nagar, Nagpur
The set, which was built outside St John’s School in the city’s Mohan Nagar neighborhood, resembles decaying huts in a slum. A public ground in Mohan Nagar was also used to film the scenes of football practice and matches depicted in the teaser.
Amitabh Bachchan has revealed some images from the filming locations of ‘Jhund’. It appears to be a village setting from the outside. Amitabh can be seen lying on a cot in one photograph, reclining on a bullock cart in another, and sitting near the window seat of a state transportation vehicle in a third. Amitabh had uploaded photos from Nagpur, where he was set to start work on the project in early December 2018.
Hundreds of inquisitive Nagpurians came to Mominpura train station to see the filming of Jhund, which is based on the life of a Nagpur guy. The shoot lasted several hours in the area’s small alleyways, despite the strong security. Since the news that it would be shooting in the city surfaced, the film starring Amitabh Bachchan has been generating a lot of interest.
The residents of Nagpur, understandably, went crazy when the shoot eventually began. A couple of them acknowledged arriving at the location in the hopes of catching a sight of BigB, while others were upset since they were unable to reach the shoot location due to strict security.
Locals Were Angry With The Shooting
The set in Mohan Nagar was causing locals problems, or to put it another way, it was causing them a headache. Following speculations that Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan would be shooting the film in Nagpur, the set was heavily guarded by private bouncers. Instead of allowing adjacent neighbors to see the shooting, the bouncers prevent them from leaving their homes.
Residents are barred from leaving their homes by bouncers who stand in front of their doors. According to reports, on Monday morning, there were confrontations between the bouncers and several locals. Homeowners were outraged by the “curfew”-like situation and asked the police department how the Khodkar private bouncers were allowed to keep residents from leaving their homes. Who has given bouncers such ‘rights’ to commit such heinous acts? Residents bemoaned the situation. We don’t know if Amitabh Bachchan knew anything about it, and if he did know, did he do something about it.