Amitabh Bachchan, Jhund
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Good news for all the cinema lovers. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming sports film Jhund, directed by Nagraj Popatrao Manjule, will release in theatres on June 18. This will be Nagraj’s debut in Hindi films. Nagraj is well known for the Marathi blockbuster Sairat and the critically-acclaimed 2013 drama Fandry.

The 78-year-old veteran star took to Twitter and shared the film’s poster, along with its new release date. “COVID gave us setbacks but it’s comeback time now! We’re back in theatres.’Jhund’ releasing 18th June,” he tweeted.
Jhund is backed by T-Series one of the leading production house features Big B as Vijay Barse, a Nagpur-based retired sports teacher who starts a slum soccer movement.


The film was earlier scheduled to release in September last year but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bachchan’s last big-screen release was the 2019 film Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla. Amitabh Bachchan introduced his character from Jhund with the film’s first poster in January last year. The teaser gave us a sneak peek of a gang armed with chains, bricks, cricket bats and sticks in their hands with Amitabh Bachchan saying, “Jhund nahi kahiye sir, team kahiye (Call them a team, not a crowd)” in the backdrop.

Jhund has been co-produced by Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Savita Raj Hiremath, Manjule alongside Tandav Films Entertainment and Aatpaat Production. Bachchan’s last release was Shoojit Sirkar’s Gulabo Sitabo which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana released on the OTT platform last year. Big B has three films lined up for release, including fantasy-adventure Ayan Mukherjee’s Brahmastra, Ajay Devgn’s Mayday and thriller Rumi Jaffrey’s Chehre with Emraan Hashmi.

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