A while back it was headlines that comedian Kapil Sharma had opted out of his Bollywood debut film Bank Chor. While speculation has been rife about the reasons behind his opting out we hear that Riteish Deshmukh has been roped in to replace Kapil.
Announcing the same YRF has decided to really scale up the Y-Films project by bringing in Riteish, who has one of the most successful track records in the industry. Bank Chor is scheduled to go on the floors immediately and is planned for an early 2015 release.
Added Riteish, “Loved the script. Loved the character. Loved the team. I’ve always liked to push the envelope with the choices I make. This film allows me to potentially rip it apart. Watch out there’s a new Bank-Chor in town!”
Speaking on the same, Ashish Patil, Business & Creative Head, Youth Films, Brand Partnerships & Talent Management at Yash Raj Films, “Riteish is one of the most exciting actors of today. From villainy to action in his upcoming Lai Bhaari, there’s nothing he can’t do! And with Bank Chor, Riteish is in a zone that’s a serious strength – comedy! He adds the scale, madness and weight that this project deserves. The audiences are in for one helluva ride now!”
Riteish has just been hugely appreciated in a very different role in Ek Villain that is well on track to clock a Rs. 100 crores, besides having delivered back to back hits like Grand Masti, Humshakals, Kya Super Cool Hai Hum, Housefull and more and is certainly expected to amp up Bank Chor dramatically.
Bank Chor is a comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas, and is directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil.