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Abbas Mustan Players News

  • | December 31st, 2012

    BollywoodLife Awards 2012: Joker voted the biggest disaster of the year

    BollywoodLife Awards 2012: Joker voted the biggest disaster of the year

    Shirish Kunder’s Joker starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha emerges as the reader’s choice for the film that ate up precious time!
    Okay folks, the votes are in. And just like we guessed, the movie that y’all thought was the biggest disaster you have ever come across in the whole of 2012 is none other than Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Abbas Mustan: ‘Players’ is very different from ‘The Italian Job’

    Abbas Mustan: ‘Players’ is very different from ‘The Italian Job’

    After a gap of three years since their last release the successful duo – Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla – are all set to entertain audiences again with Players. The directors take time out to talk about the official remake of Hollywood film The Italian Job and the sequel to their last hit, Race
    Why remake a film (The Italian Job) that has already been watched by most people?
    Abbas (A): Not everyone has watched it. You know, there have been two The Italian Jobs – one with Michael Caine in 1986 and later with Mark Wahlberg in 2003. Now ours will be the 2012 version. Obviously it has been altered keeping the Indian audience in mind. Viacom 18 (production house) came to us with the idea of remaking the film. They also bought the remake rights. At first we said it would be very difficult. But then we thought it would be good to Indianise it. We took a year to work on the script. And, touch wood, it’s different. Click here to read more

  • | November 24th, 2011

    Why did Abhishek Bachchan not use a body double for ‘Players’ stunt?

    Why did Abhishek Bachchan not use a body double for ‘Players’ stunt?

    From zipping over cars to hanging on to fast moving trains, Abhishek has done several risky stunts in the Abbas-Mustan movie
    Looks like Abhishek Bachchan has taken after his father Amitabh in more than just his height. Abhishek has taken to doing his own stunts, just like his Pa used to do in films like Nastik and the infamous Coolie. The junior Bachchan scared the entire unit of Players, including directors Abbas and Mustan Burmawala, when he insisted that he will do all the risky stunts himself. You all know that Players, which also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu and Sonam Kapoor, is a heist flick and so has several high-octane action sequences – car chases, actors running under planes hovering just above their heads and speedy trains running amok. Nowadays, most of the stunts are computer generated (like the train sequence in RA.One), but Abbas-Mustan decided to actually film it on location in Russia. Click here to read more