This week, Amitabh Bachchan came to the big screen as a coach in Nagraj Popatrao Manjule‘s sports drama Jhund, and even after all these years, the megastar never fails to bowl me over. The legend has carried off the role with such intricacy and authenticity that I couldn’t help but root for him. But surprisingly, a little bit of the credit for this spellbinding performance of Big B has to go to Aamir Khan, and even I was curious to know how so when I first came to know about it.  

So, what happened is that much before Jhund went on floors, Aamir had heard the script of the movie and got so impressed by it that he recommended Big B to do the film. He was also an integral force behind convincing him for the same as he just felt that it would be a perfect collaboration, and I couldn’t agree more. Even Bachchan confirmed the same.

He informed,

“I remember when I discussed that with Aamir; he told me I must do this film. And you know what happens when Aamir endorses something”.

Recently, when Aamir saw the film at a special screening, he was left awestruck and so emotionally moved that he couldn’t hold back his tears.

Praising the film, Aamir had mentioned,

“It’s a fantastic film. It’s unbelievable. It’s very unique and I don’t know how it got made. I got up with a spirit, and this film won’t leave me. I don’t have words because it is a very surprising film. It breaks everything we’ve learnt in 20-30 years being in the industry. Amitabh Bachchan has done tremendous work here. He has done great films in his career but this is one of his best films; one of his greatest films.”

As Big B put it, if Aamir is endorsing something, it has to be something special. And after seeing the film, I feel so thankful that Aamir took this step to convince Big B as it is indeed one of his finest performances. If you haven’t watched it yet, you must go in theatres with some tissues to wipe off those tears as well, as it will surely pull you in its world.