Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Big B in remake of Belgian film

Big B in remake of Belgian film
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By Subhash K. Jha, November 16, 2010 - 13:36 IST
The hunt is on for a 17-year old newcomer to play the Big B's daughter in a remake of a Belgian film. The mega-star's first official remake of a foreign film this untitled Hindi version of the Belgian director Dominique Deruddre's Oscar-nominated film Iedereen Beroemd (Everybody's Famous) is special because of its theme.

The Big B loves the idea of doing a father-daughter film. 

Amitabh Bachchan who has done innumerable father-son films, both as the son (Trishul, Shakti) and as the father (Sarkar, Waqt) is now all set to embark on a unique emotional father-daughter film. A theme that the Big B has been eager to explore. The Belgian film is about a father who dreams of making his daughter a singer. 

It's also his first bona fide remake of a foreign film. 

Says the film's producer, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, "When I saw the Belgian film I was completely bowled over. The father-daughter story is so Indian. We immediately sought out the rights and purchased it. Only Amitji can play the father. The hunt is on for a 17-year old girl to play his daughter."

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