Yash Raj Films’ upcoming Bank Chor has been lately in news considering the movie was supposed to feature the popular standup comedian Kapil Sharma but for reasons best known to him and YRF, they parted ways and Riteish Deshmukh was signed instead.
According to the latest development, Vivek Oberoi has just been confirmed to join the lead cast of Bank Chor. Oberoi returns to Yash Raj Films 12 years after his musical hit, Saathiya with Rani Mukerji. Vivek has been on a roll with two back-to-back hits, Krrish 3 and Grand Masti and will be seen in a completely different role as a CBI Officer who turns the bank-chors lives upside down.
“I’m really happy to be back in the Yash Raj family again, truly glad Aditya (Chopra) thought of me for this role. Working with my buddy Riteish is always a pleasure, hope we bring our crazy chemistry to this one too,” says Vivek excitedly. While Ashish Patil, Business and Creative Head, Youth Films at Yash Raj Films, says, “The game just got bigger with Vivek hitting the Bank Chor crime scene. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the party.”
Rhea Chakraborty, previously seen in Mere Dad Ki Maruti, plays the female lead in this mad riot. The con flick is scheduled to go on the floors soon and is planned for an early 2015 release.