Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonam Kapoor are all game for their new heist film Players, which will hit cinemas this weekend.
The 35-year-old actor takes on Michael Caine’s iconic role in the Hindi remake of heist classic The Italian Job.
While Bachchan is confident that the new flick has plenty of whistle-inducing quips, it remains to be seen if he gets to say Michael Caine’s legendary one-liner, “you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” in Hindi.
“The story is the same but the screenplay is different. It’s an Abbas-Mustan film, so it’s going to be full of masala,” Gulf News quoted him as saying.
Popular opinion has it that even with half a dozen raunchy songs incorporated in between thrilling car chase scenes, Abbas-Mustan are among the few with the potential to pull off Caine’s crime caper in Hindi.
So appealing was the prospect that leading lady Bipasha Basu hunted them down in Russia immediately after reading the script to inform them that she was on board.
“I was bowled over. They were near the Arctic Circle somewhere but I tracked them down after two days to tell them how excited I was about this project. I couldn’t rest until I got hold of them. That place has no network coverage,” Basu said.