May 18|2009

The father-son duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan is a rare enigmatic pair one can see on screen. And French director Jan Kounen and producer Manuel de la Roche are planning to rope the two actors for their next venture.

The movie is about the history of Dalai Lamas since 14th century and is named ‘The Secret History of the Dalai Lamas’. Producer of the movie, Manuel de la Roche, is quoted as saying, “It will blend dramatised re-enactments involving the earlier incarnations with excerpts from an interview with the current Dalai Lama.”

Amitabh and Abhishek have worked together in various films like Bunty Aur Babli , Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna , Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and the intense Sarkar series. Director R. Balakrishnan is presently tapping the amazing chemistry of the father and son in his next Pa . Now, the Big B and Abhi are on the wishlist of Roche.
Roche says, “We are very keen to cast the father and son duo in key roles in the film”.

The makers will also try to get Sharon Stone, the actress who practices Tibetan Buddhism. Apparently, she will act as a narrator, while another practicing Buddhist Richard Gere is also likely to be a part of the film.

According to Roche, the shooting of ‘The Secret History of the Dalai Lamas’ will start later this year in the places like Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and in some other parts of the Indian subcontinent.

The movie is planned to release by the second half of 2010. To produce the film, Roche’s company Movie Sphere has collaborated with a German production house Integral films, based in Berlin.

Kounen’s latest film ‘Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky’ is chosen as the closing film of the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. Abhishek is also at the fest with his wife Aishwarya Rai .