Azure Entertainment and Warner Bros announced in January 2020 the remake of the Hollywood film The Intern. It was stated that Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor would play the roles played by Anne Hathway and Robert Di Nero, respectively, in the original film. However, the demise of the veteran actor Rishi Kapoor brought a halt to the film’s production. Now, the buzz around the film seems to revive. As per the latest reports, the makers are planning to start the work and have even roped in Amitabh Bachchan for Rishi Kapoor’s role.
The Intern remake: Amitabh Bachchan Roped in for Rishi Kapoor’s Role in Deepika Padukone Starrer
Commenting on the production of the film, a source close to the development told Bollywood Hungama, “The Hindi remake of The Intern hit a massive roadblock with the demise of Rishi Kapoor. This suddenly meant that the venture was missing a crucial member of the cast, and the makers had to re-analyse the casting. Though it has taken a while, the makers of The Intern remake have now locked Amitabh Bachchan for the project and are looking to resume the shoot soon.”
Ask for more details about the same and the source adds, “Amitabh Bachchan has been cast to reprise the role that would have been played by Rishi Kapoor. Though it is unclear when the film will finally commence shooting, talks are on with the cast members to finalize dates.”
Talking about Amitabh’s Brahmastra, the release date of the movie has been delaying. When in January, the government announced 100% occupancy in the movie theatres, we expected the release date to be out anytime soon. But the makers did not reciprocate our excitement. There seems to have been some delay because of Ranbir Kapoor contracting covid. Read here about the speculations of the release date of the movie.