With Bhushan Kumar and his company T-Series stepping in to bail out the beleaguered project Jhund, the bio-pic on Vijay Barse, a retired teacher in Nagpur who took it upon himself to teach slum kids the game of football, is all set to roll in August.
But first off, the director will take Amitabh Bachchan to meet his real-life inspiration Vijay Barse in Nagpur. Says a source, “Mr Bachchan has expressed a wish to meet Vijay Barse. Since the bio-pic will be made with Vijay Barse’s consent and approval, a meeting between the reel and the real is seen to be imperative.”
Interestingly ‘Vijay’ the name of the character Mr Bachchan will play in Jhund is the name given to Mr Bachchan in his most famous roles in Zanjeer, Deeewar, Trishul, Sholay, etc.
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