Rishi Kapoor, Deepika Padukone to headline the Indian adaptation of The Intern
Deepika's Ka Productions is set to collaborate with Warner Bros and Azure Entertainment for the Indian adaptation of the 2015 English film
After making her production debut with the hard-hitting Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone is set to take on something light-hearted in her second production. Her Ka Productions is set to collaborate with Warner Bros and Sunil Kheterpal's Azure Entertainment for the Indian adaptation of the 2015 English film, The Intern.
Thrilled to present my next!
The Indian adaptation of #TheIntern
A 2021 release!
Presented by @_KaProductions @warnerbrosindia and @iAmAzure
See you at the movies!@chintskap pic.twitter.com/c3Fmr2H7GD
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 27, 2020
While Deepika will step into the shoes of Anne Hathaway from the original, the makers have roped in Rishi Kapoor to play the role made famous by Robert De Niro. The original film was written, directed, and produced by Nancy Meyers.
Rishi Kapoor feels The Intern is a very relevant film for the present-day Indian workplace environment, "I am very excited to be working with Deepika and being a part of this heart-warming story. It is great that Warner Bros and Azure are officially making this film in India."
Deepika Padukone adds that the film is intimate and relationship-driven, "It is a story that I believe is very relevant to the present-day social and cultural environment. I have been looking for a light, breezy comedy-drama and this story fits. I cannot wait to begin this journey."
Sunir Kheterpal, Producer for Azure Entertainment says, "We are thankful to Warner Bros and Nancy Meyers for entrusting us with the first-ever adaptation of The Intern outside of the US. With Rishi sir and Deepika on board, we have the perfect talent package to adapt this endearing film."
Denzil Dias, Managing Director – Warner Bros India, adds, "This is an exciting time for us to be partnering in local language production with the team at Azure. The Intern has been at the top of our list for potential adaptations."
The details about the rest of the cast and crew of the Indian adaptation, also titled The Intern, is yet to be revealed. The Intern will be released in 2021.