Amitabh Bachchan to step in for Rishi Kapoor in ‘The Intern’ adaptation. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is set to star alongside Deepika Padukone in the Indian adaptation of the 2015 Hollywood film The Intern.
Directed by Nancy Meyers, the original film revolved around a 70-year-old widower (Robert De Niro) who becomes a senior intern at an online fashion website, where he forms an unlikely friendship with the company’s workaholic CEO (Anne Hathaway). The Intern, distributed worldwide by Warner Bros, was a box office success, grossing USD 195 million worldwide. Meyers also served as the writer and producer on the film.
Amitabh Bachchan will play the Robert De Niro role, which was previously set to be played by Rishi Kapoor before he died suddenly in April 2020. Padukone is in the Anne Hathaway role.
About the Hindi remake of “The Intern”
Amitabh Bachchan is joining the project which originally starred Padukone opposite veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who passed away last April following a two-year battle with cancer. The Intern also reunites the two actors, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone after the 2015 critical hit Piku. Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhaai Ho! fame will direct the film.
Padukone, who is also producing the project with Sunir Khetarpal, took to Instagram on Monday to share the news of Bachchan’s casting.
“What an absolute honour to be collaborating with one of my most special co-star again! Welcoming @amitabhbachchan to the Indian adaptation of #TheIntern,” the actor-producer captioned her post.
Amitabh Bachchan, who previously starred in 2019’s Badla, the Indian remake of the 2016 Spanish film The Invisible Guest, said he is looking forward to working with the team.
“One more time .. Indian Adaptation of #TheIntern,” he tweeted alongside the poster of the film.
When and where to watch the Hindi remake of “The Intern?”
The Indian remake is now set to shoot in November 2021 and release in summer 2022. It is being directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and produced by Sunir Kheterpal and Deepika Padukone. The screenplay has been adapted by Akshat Ghildial and Mitesh Shah. Co-producers are Amit Ravindernath Sharma and Gaurav Bose. Project comes from Warner Bros India and Athena.
Last year, Bachchan starred in the comedy Gulabo Sitabo, which was picked up by Amazon Prime Video after its theatrical release was scuppered by the pandemic.
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