Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor to Feature in the Indian Adaptation of The Intern
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Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor to Feature in the Indian Adaptation of The Intern

Deepika Padukone has announced the Hindi adaptation of 2015 American comedy flick The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. Learn more below.

Deepika Padukone – who was last seen on the silver screen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak – has announced a new project. She will be starring in the Hindi adaptation of The Intern, a 2015 American comedy film which stars Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. Deepika will be essaying Anne’s role while Rishi Kapoor has been roped in to play Robert De Niro’s role. Taking to social media, Deepika shared a text-based poster and wrote, “Thrilled to present my next! The Indian adaptation of #TheIntern A 2021 release!”

Directed by Nancy Meyers, the Hollywood film revolves around Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a seventy-year-old widower who realises he is not ready to retire and applies to become a senior intern at an ecommerce fashion startup. He assigned to work with the company’s CEO and Founder, Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).
The film’s Hindi adaptation will be produced by Azure Entertainment in collaboration with Warner Bros. India. The release date has not been confirmed yet.

Rishi Kapoor and Deepika Padukone

Rishi Kapoor and Deepika Padukone

Meanwhile, Deepika will next be seen in Kabir Khan’s ’83, which is based on former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, his journey of becoming the Indian cricket team’s captain and winning the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Ranveer Singh will be essaying the role of Kapil Dev while Deepika will be portraying his wife Romi Bhatia. Deepika, who is also co-producing the movie, spoke about working with Ranveer Singh after their marriage. In an interview with Times of India, she said, “The personal equation doesn’t spill over into the workspace. I can’t think of anyone else who could do justice to the role of Kapil Dev, but if there was someone else playing him in the film, and not Ranveer, I would still do my part. This isn’t coming from a personal equation, but from my passion and enthusiasm for the film."

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