Darsheel: From stars to heaven

MUMBAI: Darsheel Safary, the child actor who shot to fame with his debut film Taare Zameen Par, has been busy signing endorsements. But there has been no news of him signing any film. And now, Percept Pictures has signed him to star in the remake of the Iranian film Children of Heaven.

“For us, Children of Heaven has created history all over. A possible adaptation of that for the Indian audience is fantastic. Imagine Eiffel Tower coming to Flora Fountain. It’s not a bad idea,” Joint MD, Percept Ltd, Shailendra Singh, says.

Children of Heaven, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Majid Majidi, was the first Iranian film to be nominated for an Acadmey Award for Best Foreign film.

Donning the director’s hat for the Indian remake is filmmaker Priyadarshan.

“We spent the last one year trying to find the director and the source. We recently bought the remake rights and it’s going on

floor sometime in mid-September. We have a great

cast and a great idea, and again, the same space of catering to Indian traditional family entertainment,” Shailendra says.

While the name of the film and the rest of the cast are yet to be finalised, Percept pictures plans to release it by the first quarter of next year.