The movie will be be directed by Milind Ukey and will also be the first production for choreographer turned director Ahmed Khan. The producer admits that his movie has many similarities with Taare Zameen Par but claims the script was written a year back. Ahmed goes on to add that Aamir's Taare Zameen Par has had a huge impact on how Bollywood looks at cinema.
The movie has finished casting its kids and the set has also been prepared in the Film City. Ahmed who was a child actor in Mr India feels he will be able to understand the mind of a child artist better. It remains to be seen whether Shahid can do a Aamir Khan in Paathshaala and any of the child artist can match up to Darsheel Safary's charismatic performance in Taare Zameen Par.