Mumbai, April 7, 2021: After Shoojit Sircar’s 2015 Piku, once again we will get to see Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone on the big screen. This time, Amitabh will be playing an intern in Deepika’s company in the film. Yes, the mega star of Bollywood has joined the cast of Hindi film remake of The Intern.
Post the demise of Rishi Kapoor, the makers of the Bollywood remake of The Intern has roped in Amitabh Bachchan to play the character of Robert De Niro role. The film also stars Deepika Padukone in the lead. This is the second time after Piku (2015) that Amitabh and Deepika will share the screen together.
Amitabh Bachchan replaces Rishi Kapoor in ‘The Intern’
Earlier Rishi Kapoor was supposed to play the character of Robert De Niro in The Intern, which will be directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma. However, after the sudden demise of the veteran actor on April 30, 2020, the makers have decided to cast Amitabh in the film.
Amitabh shared the poster of the film on Twitter.
Deepika also took to social media to welcome Amitabh Bachchan. “What an absolute honour to be collaborating with one of my most special co-star again! Welcoming @amitabhbachchan to the Indian adaptation of #TheIntern.”
Bollywood remake of Robert De Niro-starrer ‘The Intern’
Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, The Intern is a remake of a Hollywood film of the same name starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in the lead roles. In the 2015 Hollywood version, Anne is shown as a workaholic CEO of an online fashion website who strikes a usual friendship with a 70-year-old widower who is her company’s latest intern. Last year in January, Azure Entertainment and Warner Bros had announced that Deepika and Rishi Kapoor would headline the cast of the Hindi remake of the Hollywood film The Intern. However, post the demise of Rishi Kapoor, the film’s production was put on hold.
Post Piku, Amitabh & Deepika reunite
In Shoojit Sircar’s 2015 film Piku, for the first time we had seen Amitabh and Deepika coming together. Amitabh played Bhashkor, father to Deepika’s Piku. He was hypochondriac with chronic constipation. Together, they made the film a delightful ride. The chemistry between Amitabh and Deepika was appreciated by the audiences and they always wanted to see the actors together again. Now, with The Intern, we will get to watch some stupendous performances from the fabulous actors.