May 2 | 2009

In Hollywood, films like ‘Freaky Friday’ gave a new step in playing roles because it had a mother and daughter switch bodies and play each other. In what may be a first role reversal in Bollywood, actor Abhishek Bachchan is all set to play Amitabh Bachchan’s father in R Balki’s upcoming film ‘Paa’, Femalefirst reported. Even though the story is not like ‘Freaky Friday’, it is probably worth seeing as the father-son duo will be seen playing the opposite roles of each other instead of the regular father-son roles they played in their past films.

The details about the film are being kept under wraps but Big B has already hinted in his blog that his look will be a surprise.

A source said that Amitabh will be playing a 13-year-old who’s affected by Progeria, a rare genetic disorder. The disorder rapidly accelerates his aging to three times faster than a normal person. Along with Abhishek playing the father, actress Vidya Balan has been roped in to play the mother.

The legendary actor said that he spends five hours a day for his make-up in his role in the film but there is not much known about his character or storyline of the film.

However, some reports suggest that the Big B will be seen without his signature French beard.

The project is being kept a secret, with no one from outside the unit being allowed on the set, and those who are working on the production are not permitted to speak about the film to the media.

This will be Amitabh Bachchan’s second project with Balki, who had earlier given the actor a make-over in ‘Cheeni Kum’. In the film, the Big B played an odd chef who falls for a woman half his age played by actress Tabu.

So what do guys think about this strange role reversal for Abhishek and Amitabh? Will this film be worth watching to see these two in very different roles?