Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will play a genie in his first children's film along the lines of the
The film, tentatively named Alladin and the Mystery of the Lamp, will go into production next year, a newspaper said on Thursday.
"Right now, I am scouting for international talent to do the special effects," director Sujoy Ghosh said.
"Mr Bachchan is very clear about the fact that if he's doing a children's film its production values have to be on par with international standards."
Bollywood churns out popcorn romances and revenge sagas by the hundreds every year. However, a new boom in animation cinema is bringing about a change.