Big B to play Vidya Balan’s father in Shoojit Sarkar’s next

Shoojit Sarkar’s next is going to be a casting couch. He has signed Vidya Balan and megastar Amitabh Bachchan in his next venture. After playing a terminally ill young son to Vidya, Amitabh Bachchan will now play Vidya Balan’s father. Both the actors have given their nod to the project.

Says a source, “It is the story of a father and his daughter and the dilemma that Bachchan’s character faces as his daughter fails to get a suitable groom. Sircar and Bachchan had earlier worked in Shoe Bite together but the film is yet to see the light of day. Ever since that, the duo wanted to work together and now it is finally happening.”

Instead of confirming the report, the director answered indirectly, “Whenever I write a story idea, I bounce it off Mr Bachchan. I owe him a film. I am in the process of writing one and will show it to him when it’s ready.”

Amitabh and Vidya earlier worked in R. Bali’s ‘Paa’ and the mother son pair was highly applauded by the audience. Both share a great working relationship and looking forward to work again.