|Abhishek Bachchan says he was bored of doing experimental films and therefore jumped at the chance to star in the Bollywood remake of The Italian Job when he was approached to act in Players.
The actor says he has seen the Michael Caine starrer many times and enjoyed doing the Abbas-Mustan's Hindi remake Players, all set to hit theatres on January 6.
“I enjoy doing action films. Actually, in the last two-three years I have done more experimental films and I was really looking forward to get back to my original love,” Abhishek is quoted as saying by a news agency.
“When Abbas narrated the film, I was all excited to start it. I knew he is the man who can handle the remake properly. Being from a British boarding school, Michael Caine used to be my hero. I have watched his The Italian Job many times. There was a time when I used to know all the dialogues by heart,” the 35-year-old actor added.
The film was again made in 2003 by F Gary Gray, starring Mark Wahlberg and Abhishek is confident that it will be third time lucky for him."Mark Wahlberg did a superb job as he portrayed a completely different character of what Caine had done. He gave his own spin to the character.
“Similarly, when I approached the film, I also tried to do something different. I took it as a challenge to portray the character in my own way but by maintaining the essence of the originality in it. Usually in our films we see thieves steal either for greed or money. But there is an emotional reason attached to it,” Abhishek Bachchan said.
Players also stars Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Sikander Kher and Omi Vaidya.