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Amitabh Bachchan to play Rishi Kapoor’s role in ‘The Intern’?

Rumours are rife that Amitabh Bachchan has been roped into playing the role initially offered to Rishi Kapoor in the Hindi adaptation of Hollywood film ‘The Intern’.

Last year, months before Kapoor’s demise, the project was announced by producer Sunir Kheterpal and Warner Bros. The film was set to see Kapoor and Deepika Padukone depict the roles originally played by Robert Di Nero and Anne Hathaway respectively.

Commenting on the production of the film, a source told Bollywood Hungama,”The Hindi remake of The Intern hit a massive roadblock with demise of the late 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.”

The source adds, “Amitabh Bachchan has been cast to reprise the role that would have been played by the late Rishi Kapoor. Though it is unclear when the film will finally commence shooting, talks are on with the cast members to finalize dates.”

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