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Who Will Replace Rishi Kapoor  Opposite Deepika Padukone In The Intern Remake?

With Rishi Kapoor’s passing the much-touted remake  of  the Hollywood rom-com the  The Intern where  the actor was  to play  the role originally  done by  Robert de Niro, is to be  re-cast.

According to sources  close  to the project  the film’s  co-producers Deepika  Padukone and Sunir Khetrapal have taken a call  to reconsider  the  casting.

Says  a source in the know, “Deepika plays the  female lead  in this mentor-protégé story set in the fashion world. For the mentor’s role  the choice  was  between Amitabh Bachchan Saab  and Chintuji(Rishi Kapoor).  Deepika  had already done a fabulous film Piku with  Bachchan Saab. She had  for long wanted to share  screen  space  with  Chintuji.And  the remake of The Intern was the  perfect  opportunity.”

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But now with  Rishi Kapoor gone  it seems the  project would either have  to be stalled  or  re-cast.We hear  the  producers have  decided  to  opt for  the latter option.

The  Intern released  in  2015 featured Robert de Niro and  Anna Hathaway as mentor and  protégée. It  was  a big hit.It now remains to  be seen who plays the De Niro part.


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