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."