Here’s some huge cast news from the world of Bollywood – megastar Amitabh Bachchan set to star alongside Deepika Padukone in Hindi remake of Trainee.
Bachchan will play the role of Robert De Niro, who was previously to be played by Rishi Kapoor before dying suddenly in April 2020. Padukone is in the role of Anne Hathaway. The 2015 Warner Bros. original film stars Hathaway as the workaholic CEO of an online fashion website that forges an unlikely friendship with a 70-year-old widower who becomes the company’s latest intern. The original film grossed $ 195 million worldwide, including $ 119 million overseas.
The Indian remake is now slated to be shot in November 2021 and released in summer 2022. It is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and produced by Sunir Kheterpal and Deepika Padukone. The screenplay was adapted by Akshat Ghildial and Mitesh Shah. The co-producers are Amit Ravindernath Sharma and Gaurav Bose. The project comes from Warner Bros India and Athena.
Last year Bachchan starred in the comedy Gulabo Sitabo, which was picked up by Amazon Prime Video after its theatrical release was sabotaged by the pandemic.