Deepika Padukone is all set for the Indian remake of Nancy Meyer’s 2015 comedy-drama The Intern, originally starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, announced by the Times of India, almost a year after the announcement.
In mid-2021, the movie that was set to see Padmaavat star team up with Rishi Kapoor will now go on the stage. Presently, the film is said to be in its pre-production period.
This announcement comes in the wake of hearsay about the fate of the film after the unexpected death of Kapoor in April. In the movie that would see Padukone as ‘Jules’, the veteran actor was set to take on the role of ‘Ben’ played by De Niro.
The strategy is part of Warner Bros and Azure Entertainment’s strategic alliance to jointly create, manufacture and distribute core titles from the WB library.
It is further stated that to replace the late Bollywood star, the makers are looking for a new actor for De Niro’s part.
Although the reboot of a classic takes place in 2021, with SRK, Shakun Batra’s film, Mahabharat and Nag Ashwin’s directorial, Padukone has back-to-back films such as Pathan to be released in the coming years.