The Bollywood remake of ‘The Intern’ which starred Anne Hathway and Robert Di Nero was announced in January 2020. Earlier, late Rishi Kapoor was roped in to play the role of Robert Di Nero. However, after his sad demise the movie was put on halt.
In this episode, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the makers have roped in Amitabh Bachchan to play the role of Rishi and they are also ready to resume the project.
Amitabh Bachchan to play the role of Rishi Kapoor in The Intern:
Talking about the production of the film, a source close to the project has said Bollywood Hungama that 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,” the source added.
He further said that it has taken a while for the makers of The Intern remake to zero in an actor but now they have locked Amitabh Bachchan for the project and are looking to resume the shoot soon.
Reportedly, The Intern remake is a part of a strategic partnership between Warner Bros and Sunir Kheterpal to jointly develop, produce and distribute key titles from the coveted Warner Bros library including the Hindi adaptation of Infernal Affairs on which the Academy Award winning, Martin Scorsese directed The Departed was based.
About The Intern:
For those unititiated, The Intern is a Hollywood comedy-drama released in 2015. The film features Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, and Rene Russo in the lead. The Nancy Meyers directorial received a positive response from the critics and the audience for the performances of the lead cast and the storyline.