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Daughter Shweta helps Big B choose right scripts

Set in an apartment building in Mumbai of a certain vintage, unlike the new-fangled high-rises dotting the city, 'Paradise Towers'  revolves around the lives of the residents. If the demographic is carefully inclusive -- Bengalis, Gujaratis, NRIs, Muslims -- the characters faithfully conform to every cliche associated with the communities.

Daughter Shweta helps Big B choose right scripts
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Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda is a great help to him when it comes to choosing the right script to act in. Amitabh addressed the media at the launch of Shweta`s debut novel 'Paradise Towers'  here on Wednesday.
He said Shweta is opinionated and a lot of times they both discuss various issues across the world.

"She really is the best actor in the family. She is also very perceptive about observations and I do rely on her many a times as just a rest of the family on many incidents that may happen within the city, home, country and world. She has an opinion. Many times, we discuss the outcome of a film that I may have done or a film that she may have seen. I have to say that she is always been right. When she says the film is going to do well, it does well and when she says it`s not going to do well, it doesn`t. So many times, I have begun to share some of my scripts with her. I am afraid, I couldn`t do that earlier and I want an excuse for that but recently though she has been extremely helpful and very perceptive in giving me ideas and thoughts on what I was working on," Big B said.

He said he can only give her love and blessings, and thanked the audience for encouraging Shweta "to grow not just as my daughter but as a woman and a lady".

When Shweta`s mother Jaya was asked to share what she felt about her daughter becoming an author, she said: "I knew she would do this. Since she was a child, I knew that she would someday write. It was a mother`s instinct. I think she is very inspired by Karan Johar`s screenplay writing because the way he does the detailing of his characters in films, is what Shweta has done in this book. I was actually quite surprised and I keep asking her if `this character resembles that person we knew`, and then she would say `No, no, not at all`."