New Delhi: A special, private screening of Amitabh Bachchan’s Jhund was recently hosted for Aamir Khan and a video from the screening revealed that the actor got emotional after the film ended. In the video shared by T-Series on YouTube, Aamir was in tears after watching the film and was all praise for the sports drama.
Directed by Sairat director Nagraj Popatrao Manjule, Jhund revolves around a coach who is trying to change the lives of some underprivileged children living in the slums. The film is based on the life and events of Slum Soccer founder Vijay Barse.
After the screening was over, Aamir said, “What a film! Very good film.” Aamir and his team also gave a standing ovation to the film. The actor said that he was speechless after watching the film and is glad that the film has managed to capture the essence of today’s youth. He also praised Amitabh. He said, ‘What work has Bachchan sahib done? Bachchan sahib has done one picture after another in his career. He has done great films but this is one of his best films. One of his biggest films.”
The swarm has been forming since 2018. However, the film has got its share of hiccups along the way. In 2018, director Manjule had built a set in Pune for the film, but it had to be pulled down due to paucity of money. The project stalled for over a year before T-Series came and supported the project. Speaking with Mid-Day, producer Sandeep Singh also revealed that Amitabh slashed his cost for the film.
“Bachchan liked the script. While we were figuring out how to get him on board, he surprised us by cutting his fees, given the [modest] budget of the film. He said, ‘Instead of spending on me, let’s spend the film.’ His staff also cut his fees.”