Oscar winner Pookutty to star Big B in his directorial debut

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 16:38 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Oscar Award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty is all set to direct the actor of the millennium Amitabh Bachchan in his first film. Buzz has it that Pookutty has been busy scripting an emotional father-son story for quite some time. The Oscar award winner says that the script is an emotional one that talks about the relationship between a father and his son.

Talking to reporters, Pookutty said, “It’s something that I’ve been toying with for a long time. But it’s too early to talk about it. It is indeed a very emotional father-son subject. While I was writing the script, I was immediately reminded of Amitabh Bachchan.”

Pookutty, who is busy with his second international project ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ directed by John Madden plans to go on floors next year.

The star sound designer who is a great fan of John Madden said, “I’ve been in love with Madden’s film ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and now I’m getting to work with him. The film has actors like Dame Judi Dench, Julie Christie, Tom Wilkinson and Peter O’Toole.”

“Fox Searchlight that had produced ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ called for me for the project and I felt honoured. I’ll be doing live sound mixing of the film,” he added.