Director Amit Sharma, after a blockbuster hit ‘Badhai ho’, announced to direct a Hindi remake of the Robert De Niro-Anne Hathaway 2015 romcom The Intern. The film revolves around an old man, the role is played by Amitabh Bachchan, who seeks a job after retirement under a young and successful woman (Deepika Padukone).
The director, also working on his next project ‘Maidan’, which is a football drama, said, “It’s too early to talk about The Intern. Right now I’m completely into Maidaan. We’ve just completed one schedule with footballers from Thailand. And we move on to the next match in a few days.”
Amit Sharma has expressed his excitement to work with Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. As he said, “I can’t believe I’m working with two of the best we have, so early in my career. It is every director’s dream to work with Bachchan Saab. My dream has come true after directing only three films. What more can I ask for? I am turning producer with The Intern. I am co-producing it with Sunir Kheterpal and Deepika Padukone. I’ve named my production house Chrome, because yellow is my favourite colour and it has an ‘Om’ in it.”
When asked about The Intern being an adaptation, Amit said, “It is being written as we speak. My take on The Intern won’t be an exact replica of the original. What is the point of remaking a film if you can’t take it into a different direction? So yeah, my version of the story will be different.”