Abhishek Bachchan in demand; bags R Balki’s next

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2010, 20:50 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: It sure must be hard for Bollywood’s dark horse Abhishek Bachchan to match the towering persona of his dad Mr Amitabh Bachchan, but the fact however, never became a deterrent for Jr. AB to prove his mettle on the big screen. Buzz has it that ‘Paa’ famed R.Balki has approached Abhishek to play lead in his new film.

With an impressive line featuring ‘Guru’, ‘Sarkar’, ‘Yuva’, ‘Paa’ and the latest ‘Raavan’, the actor has carved a niche for himself in the world of celluloid.

So, evidently Abhishek being sought after by top notch filmmakers of the industry, doesn’t come as a surprise to many. R Balki scored majorly with `Paa`, romping home with a National Award, no less, for his premier effort as a producer.

His favourite though Amitabh Bachchan would not be a part of this upcoming venture, nor would the actress who won accolades for her superb performance in ‘Paa’, the versatile Vidya Balan.

A highly placed source said, “Balki wanted to start a film with Amitabh Bachchan, but he had a script which suited Abhishek perfectly. So, as of now, he`s dropped the idea of doing the Amitabh Bachchan film and will concentrate on the Abhishek film. Vidya won`t be a part of the movie and Balki will be looking at other lead actresses for the role.”