Amitabh Bachchan to sign English film with French director

MUMBAI: Actor Amitabh Bachchan is in talks with French director Luc Jacquet to sign on an English movie, which will be shot in India and France.

Jacquet had directed March of the Penguins (Marche de l’empereur, La) for which he won an Oscar in 2006 in the Best Documentary, Features category. Incidentally, Bachchan had dubbed as a narrator for the Hindi version of the documentary, which was released in India.

Currently in Paris, Bachchan writes on his blog, "Meetings here have been going well. There are some more to be conducted tomorrow and from the looks of it there may be consent on the French project. It will be in English, produced and directed by French personnel, those who made March of the Penguin, the Oscar winner and it will be set in India and France. Perhaps work starts next year end. That is all that one can talk of right now."

Additionally, Bachchan is also in talks with Hollywood writer Paul Schrader, who has written Martin Scorsese’s films like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull amongst a host of others. However, talks are still in the preliminary stages and Bachchan says he shall need to see the script before he considers any further.