Last year, it was announced that the official Indian remake of the 2015 Hollywood film, The Intern was in the works. The film revolves around a young and driven entrepreneur (Anne Hathaway) and a 70-year-old retired gentleman (Robert De Niro) who starts a senior internship program under her and how they develop an unlikely and heartwarming friendship. The Indian adaptation was set to star Deepika Padukone alongside the late actor, Rishi Kapoor.
A few days ago, we had written about reports that suggested that Amitabh Bachchan has been approached to step into Rishi Kapoor’s shoes. Today, Deepika took to her Instagram to share the official announcement about Amitabh joining the film. Sharing a poster with hers and Mr. Bachchan’s silhouettes, with their names in bold, DP wrote, “What an absolute honour to be collaborating with one of my most special co-star again!”
Here’s the post:
This is not the first time Mr. Bachchan and Deepika will be coming together on screen. They have been loved by audiences all over for having played the eccentric and loveable father-daughter duo in Shoojit Sircar‘s Piku. Well, I am super excited for my favourite ‘Piku‘ duo to come together for this heartwarming films, again, one of my favourites!
The intern is presented by Athena and Warner Bros. Pictures (India). It is set to be directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and produced by Sunir Kheterpal and Deepika. It is slated to release in the summer of 2022.