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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.”

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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