Fri, 30 Dec 2011 10:00:25 GMT

The Italian Job B'wood ishtyle

The star cast of the soon to be released movie 'Players' was in A'bad for the film's promotion.


The current Bollywood trend in the industry indicates that crime is being more glamorised than bikni-clad B'town heroines. Last Friday's release was 'Don 2' whose script revolved around crime. Another thriller scheduled for release on January 6 is 'Players' whose star cast was in the city for the film's promotion. The director of the movie Abbas-Mustan was also present at the promo.

The Italian Job B'wood ishtyle

The movie is a remake of 'The Italian Job', the famous heist film of 2003 (which itself was based on the 1969 cult flick of the same name starring Michael Caine (Croker) and Noel Coward) where a gang of robbers, led by career criminal Charlie Croker, create the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles' history giving them time to pull off a theft of gold bullion. The '69 movie was shot in Turin, Italy because that city had the most extensive computer-operated traffic system in Europe then. The film is famous for Coward's acting from his jail cell and Caine's quote: "If this is to succeed, we do it as a team. That means you all listen to me."

"It is a typical Bollywood fast paced action thriller with lots of twists and turns. I haven't done such a film in a very long time," says Bachchan. Sonam Kapoor says, "I have done so many things in this film which I have never done before in any of my earlier work," says Kapoor.

However, Bipasha Basu was at her arrogant best in the morning but mellowed during the press interaction. She says, "I would never have been an actress if it was not for Abbas-Mustan who gave me a break in 'Ajnabee'."

Neil Nitin Mukesh who plays the character of Spider in the film was flashing his million dollar smile. "I am not a Spiderman duplicate in this film but my character denotes the spider of the web world who knows it too well." So the characters in this film have seen all ups and downs in their careers. And for Abhishek Bachchan, the arrival of his famous Beti B might work as his good luck charm.

Source: Devika Chaturvedi, DNA-Daily News & Analysis

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