In the biographical sports drama the esteemed actor plays the role of Vijay Barse the founder of Slum Soccer, an organisation which uplifts underprivileged children through football.
Announcing the date, Mr. Bachchan wrote, “Iss toli se muqaabla karne ke liye raho taiyaar! Humari team aa rahi hai (Be ready to compete with this group. Our team is coming).”
Talking about the film producer Savita Raj Hiremath said in an earlier interview, “We shot for 45 days on a set in Nagpur, there were no ego hassles or hierarchy. Mr Bachchan was like a father figure to the kids who were from real slums, never sitting in his vanity van but with them. He taught them not just the rules of the game which he knows well, but also about life itself, through stories. None of the kids, not even the players drawn from local school and college teams, were trained actors. But they were not nervous or over-awed by Mr Bachchan. It was only after the shot that they’d admit their legs had been shaking.”
The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Savita Raj Hiremath, Nagraj Manjule, Gargee Kulkarni & Meenu Aroraa under the banner of T-Series, Tandav Films Entertainment & Aatpat.