Amitabh Bachchan was eager to work with National Award-winning Marathi filmmaker, Nagraj Manjule, who had directed the 2016 romantic drama Sairat and another award winning film Fandry. That however is not happening now because of delays in his schedule of his earlier commitments.
He was supposed to be making his Bollywood debut with a film titled Jhund. According to reports, Amitabh Bachchan was to play a retired sports teacher who starts a slum soccer movement. We have now learnt that the 75-year-old actor has opted out of the project. “Mr Bachchan had committed himself to the film last year, but the shooting kept getting delayed without any clarity. As he had to give those dates to other filmmakers and was unable to wait any longer, he has decided to opt out. This included copyright. Mr Bachchan has returned the signing amount to the makers,” said a source to Mumbai Mirror.
We guess we’ll have to wait longer to see the brilliant filmmaker mark his start in Bollywood!