Big B to play Vidya Balan's father in new film?

Sep 02, 2013, 08:29 IST | Kunal M Shah

Shoojit Sircar's next film could bring together Amitabh Bachchan and the actress once again

Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming film seems to be all about role reversal. In R Balki’s Paa, Amitabh Bachchan played Vidya Balan’s terminally ill young son.

Amitabh Bachchan

In Shoojit’s next, Vids will be portrayed as Bachchan’s daughter. Insiders say both have given their nod for the project and the film will go on the floors this year. Says a source, “It is the story of a father and his daughter and the dilemma that Bachchan’s character faces as his daughter fails to get a suitable groom.

Vidya Balan

Sircar and Bachchan had earlier worked in Shoe Bite together but the film is yet to see the light of day. Ever since that, the duo wanted to work together and now it is finally happening.”

Shoojit Sircar

Instead of confirming the buzz, the director remained non-committal, “Whenever I write a story idea, I bounce it off Mr Bachchan. I owe him a film. I am in the process of writing one and will show it to him when it’s ready.” 

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