Players different from Dhoom: Abhishek Bachchan
"Players and Dhoom are two different films – Dhoom was on cops-robbers faceoff and all the main characters in Players are thieves," Abhishek told reporters here. "However, the genre of both the films is the same. Both films are action-thrillers, but director-duo Abbas-Mustan have given a different treatment to Players," he said.
Apart from Abhishek, `Players` boasts of big names such as Bobby Deol, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh. It is an official remake of 2003 Hollywood film `The Italian Job`.
The entire starcast had undergone physical training to atone the body to the requirement of the roles they were playing, Abhishek said, adding that most of the stunts were done by the artists themselves.
Besides, Deol and Basu`s characters were completely new, which the Hollywood film did not have, Abhishek said. He also said though initially it was planned as a Diwali release, it had been delayed since they realised it would take more time to complete the film as the story demanded extensive filming of action scenes, he said. "Therefore we decided on a January 6 release," he added.
Sonam said it was great working with Abbas-Mustan as they knew the pulse of the audience. "I am playing a computer hacker and crazy about Abhishek," she said.
Asked about the exciting moments she spent during the making of the film, Bipasha reminisced the scenes shot in north of the Arctic Circle in Russia. "For me shooting in Russia fantastic … we worked under -30 degree Celsius condition," she said.
Talking about her role, she said she plays a part-time automobile expert and full-time con artiste and is the right-hand of Abhishek. Bipasha said `Players` was a special film for her as she had an answer for her critics who had termed her as an actor not in demand for glamorous roles. "Acting in Players is a very good answer to those who were critical of me for not doing glamorous roles," she said.