Abhishek plays Paa to Amitabh?
Now, here’s a real shocker. Grapevine is abuzz that movie ‘Paa’ has Amitabh Bachchan playing the son of Abhishek Bachchan !
Director R Balakrishnan (known as Balki), who wove a different magic with his funny love story between a young woman and a sexagenarian man in Cheeni Kum , is again trying some different dimensions of human relationships in his next movie Pa .
As the sweet, endearing title Paa (fondly used by Aishwarya Rai to address her father-in-law, Amitabh) suggests, the movie is about father-son relationship.
While it’s safe to assume that a film on such a theme will have Abhishek playing the son to Big B, the case with ‘Paa’ is shockingly inverse. Reports have it that Amitabh plays the son, while Abhishek plays the father. The film’s story is about a man who ages at a faster pace and thus looks much older then his actual age.
Perhaps that explains why Mr. Bachchan has to sit for three-hour make-up sessions before shooting the film and three hours more to remove the make-up after the shoot is over. However, Big B’s look and the plot of the film are being guarded zealously by Balki.
What is known, however, is that the script intrigued Mr. Bachchan so much that he immediately said yes to the project. Abhishek came on board later. The movie also features Vidya Balan in female lead.
While Balki refuses to reveal anything about the film’s story, if Big B indeed plays the son to Abhishek, it might go on to prove the famous quote by William Wordsworth: “The child is father of the man”.