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"Paa is not a remake" - Balki

By: By Raymond Ronamai
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One allegation or the other crops up every time a film is being made, and Amitabh Bachchan's latest offering Paa is no exception. Some say that it is a remake of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button while others say that it is similar to Robin Williams' film Jack. But director Balakrishna aka Balki said that Paa is not a remake.

The director of Paa clarified that Hollywood films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Jack have nothing to do with his film. He said that he would not waste so much money and time on a remake because people can buy the original versions at Rs.50. He added that it is neither inspired or a remake of these films.

In fact, the idea of making the film struck when he saw Abhishek Bachchan pulling his father Amitabh Bachchan's leg. Then someone narrated a real-life incident of a progeria patient. Balki said that the disorder was just an excuse to put his ideas into celluloid. He also saw the child in Amitabh, as he has wry sense of humour and sarcastic like most kids.

Paa featuring Amitabh, Abhishek and Vidya Balan is all set for release this Friday, December 4.

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