Arayansh Thapar - Class : 12
Arayansh Thapar of Centre Point School, Katol Road gives a dazzling performance with Amitabh Bachchan in recently released movie - 'JHUND.'
Arayansh Thapar, a class 12 student of Centre Point School, Katol Road made the city proud with his talent and superb acting ability to feature in a film with none other than Amitabh Bachchan, the living legend of Bollywood. After his audition for the role of a football player in the Biopic ‘Jhund’ Arayansh, who was selected from among several other actors, started shooting for the movie in November 2018.Without neglecting his academics ,this Centre Pointer has continued to hone his skills to perfection as a guitarist ,a vocalist ,an actor and an ace football player in the school football team. He has been an integral part of all stage performances, especially musicals, of the school and has won accolades in many Inter school competitions.
Jhund is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports film based on the life of Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher who founded an NGO in Nagpur called Slum Soccer. He managed to rehabilitate street kids by keeping them off drugs and crime turning them into soccer players and building a whole team. The film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru is written and directed by Nagraj Manjule. It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sandip Singh Raaj Hiremath, Savita Hiremath, Nagraj Manjule, Gargee Kulkarni and Meenu Arora under the banner of T-Series, Tandav Films Entertainment Pvt.Ltd and Aatpat Films. In the film, Bachchan plays a professor who motivates the street children to form a football team. The filming began in December 2018 at Nagpur. The film has been released in theatres on 4th March 2022. Arayansh has played the role of a football player in a college team. There is much enthusiasm and excitement in Centre Point School to watch this multi-faceted student in the movie.
Arayansh’s journey and experience in his own words: ” When I interacted with Amitabh Bachchan seeing him made me realise why he is called a legend, the energy he brought in the scenes was unmatched and every word he spoke reflected how articulate he is. I was amazed to see how effortlessly he delivered perfect shots, his punctuality and dedication to his work inspired me. I worked with one of the best visionary directors of our time, Mr Nagraj Manjule, who could imagine and improvise scenes before they were even on paper. I was amused by the fact that he could do so and direct a crew of more than 50 people at once. I aspire to develop such abilities and daily, since I have seen him, I have made sure to learn more about aspects of film making. This experience has been life-defining for me, it has made my dream of working in movies a living reality, this experience has motivated me to work harder towards my dreams and prove that anything I put my mind to can be accomplished.”