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 Oscar-nominated film Iedereen Beroemd (Everybody's Famous) directed by Dominique Deruddre's will be remade in Hindi. This film will Amitabh's first official remake (the film is still untitled) of any foreign film. The film is special because of the theme it carries.
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."