News|September 6, 2011 2:42 pm

Abhishek wants a December release for Players

Abhishek Bachchan, who hasn’t delivered a memorable hit in quite some time now, is trying really hard to get back into the box-office race and deliver some real hit action on the cinema screen. The actor is making sure that his next movie Players works for him.

He has been very keen on a December release for the B-Town version of the successful Hollywood actioner The Italian Job.
December releases have by far been proven to be quite an advantage for filmmakers, especially the two Khans: Aamir and Shah Rukh. Abhshek’s Players has been announced for release on December 9 this year. However, the directors Abbas-Mustan aren’t too confident of finishing the post-production work by then.

Adds a source, “Most of the film has been shot in New Zealand and Russia. They just finished shoot last month. The movie has been shot on a very big scale and there obviously are going to be many details to look into.”

Another reason why the film’s release date might not move is because it is the only clear weekend in December. With a rush of releases pre and post Christmas Abhi doesn’t want his movie to overlap with the other big film like Shah Rukh’s Don 2.

Adds the source, “All who have seen the cuts of Players say that it is looking extremely stylish. As of now post-production for the film is on and they are making sure they speed things up.”