Mumbai: Director Amole Gupte shot to fame with his Taare Zameen Par, a tearjerker film on a child suffering from dyslexia. It made Darsheel Safary a household name in India.
After creating the child sensation in Taare Zameen Par,the director will now hone the talent of nine-year-old Partho in Stanley Ka Dabba, says a media report.
It's been almost four years since Taare Zameen Par slipped away from Amole Gupte's hands leaving him with a mere mention on the credits roll.
The director has moved on since then, but his child star fixation seems to have remained.
He is now ready to launch Partho in his next, Stanley Ka Dabba. Unlike Darsheel, Partho;s cinematic education began at the age of four.
Amole confirms, “With Darsheel, I didn't get much time to teach him about cinema as I wished. I don't want to go into the nitty-gritty of why I was not given ample time to make Darsheel a full-fledged actor. With Partho it was different. I introduced him to world cinema from the age of four.”
But, Amole refuses to acknowledge that Partho was created out of any feeling of betrayal that he felt when TZP was taken away from him.
“That was so long ago. I met Darsheel recently. Every child is an individual. We can't compare Darsheel and Partho,” he said.
Interestingly, Partho in Stanley Ka Dabba and Darsheel starrer Zokkomom will be seen within a month of one another.