The overwhelming response that Paa has got from the audience has triggered the need for an international version of the movie. The Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan starer movie is based on the theme of age-acceleration due to a rare genetic abnormality progeria. The critics are singing praises for Amitabh"s performance as Auro and most believe the movie needs to be taken to the global audience. Director Balki is now putting together an international version of Paa.
Balki said that international version will have to be edited very differently from the Bollywood one but the connectivity with Auro"s character will remain unchanged. Abhishek"s role will become shadowy as his young politician's character will be struck out as it is unlikely to appeal to the global audience. The international version will be themed centring the progeric child"s search for his biological father.
Balki believes that the theme of progeria is a huge incentive to market the film internationally. He says that more than 40 movies have been made world wide on the theme so the international audience is not unknown to this abnormality. Balki wants to ensure that the international version Paa be a never before seen movie. The team is yet undecided whether to dub the movie in English or release it with English and other international subtitles.