October 8, 2010 8:58:07 pm
Players is Abbas-Mustans remake of The Italian Job.
Ever since Katrina Kaif walked out of Abbas-Mustan s remake of The Italian Job,now titled Players,several names of leading actresses like Priyanka Chopra,Sonam Kapoor and even Sonakshi Sinha cropped up as to who would be playing the female lead. But now it is confirmed that Sonam Kapoor has signed the heist thriller and interestingly the other actress to be roped in is Bipasha Basu. This is the first time that the tall and lissome actresses would be working together. Abhishek Bachchan,Bobby Deol,Neil Nitin Mukesh and Omi Vaidya will play the male leads.
Sikandar Kher,who was the latest addition to the cast,said that he does not know whose part he is playing from the Hollywood version but he stated that he has a very meaty role in the film.
Abbas-Mustan have written an awesome script that is different from the original. It is a smart and stylish package. In fact,it is going to be bigger than the original and will include some new characters. I am very excited to be part of the project, said Sikandar.
On the other hand there is Neil,who refuted reports that said that he had been ousted from the film. Neil,in fact,is all geared to play a baddie,a part originally enacted by Norton. After Johnny Gaddaar,I am looking forward to being mean again. My look is under the process of being finalised,but to give my character a mean look,I would most likely be seen in a beard and long hair, said Neil. The shooting of the film is to take off in the first week of November and will be held at Goa,Mumbai,New Zealand and Russia.
Directed by F Gary Gray,the 2003 The Italian Job was about a gang of robbers,who created the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles history,hence giving them time to pull off a theft of gold bullion.
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