Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has recently received a lot of appreciation and praise from critics and audiences for Jhund. The film, written and directed by Nagraj Manjule, otherwise known for Sairat, is based on the fascinating story of Vijay Barse, who founded the NGO called Slum Soccer and rehabilitated street children away from drugs and crime and turning them into football players. .
Now keeping his angry young man avatar alive, Amitabh Bachchan shot for a TV commercial with director Amit Sharma and surprised the entire crew when he informed them, minutes before filming, that he would be performing its own waterfalls. Needless to say, the production team was both impressed and surprised.
Action director Manohar Verma who choreographed the action sequence, sqid, “We were prepared with a double but when Mr. Bachchan arrived on set, he told the director that he would prefer to perform his own stunts. We also had to take a lot of precautions.
Mr. Bachchan had to break three tempered glass panels one after another and he did it in almost one take for each one. Manohar said: “Mr. Bachchan has succeeded like a pro and he is a clear symbol of the fact that age is just a number.” Those on set remembered the angry man from ‘Deewaar’ and ‘Zanjeer’.
Manohar has worked on projects like “Sardar Udham” and “Mirzapur”. He also worked on Shoojit Sircar’s “Shoebite”, which also had Mr. Bachchan in the lead.
Meanwhile, Big B movies of yesteryear like ‘Laawaris’, ‘Coolie’, ‘Naseeb’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Sharabi’ and ‘Jaadugar’ can never be forgotten. In the year 2000, he became the first living Asian to be immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds wax museum. He was also elected Member of Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987. Till date, Amitabh has won many major awards including four National Film Awards and fourteen Filmfare Awards.
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