Bollywood in recent times has definitely seen an overdose of con films. The impression of Bank Chor was the same, and it was easy to assume that Riteish Deshmukh has returned to sink himself in the ‘Bluffmaster’ space again. But Bank Chor is nothing like we have seen in Bollywood before, claims those associated with it. It is not con but a fun take on Bank Robbery.
Riteish in a recent media meet explained, “Bank Chor must not be seen as a con film. It is not. This is a film about a bank robbery. It is all about three guys who come to a bank from different walks of life. Everyone is doing it for their own reason. I have taken loan from the bank and I am unable to pay it back. So the best way to do it is to take their money and pay it back to them. Smart plan but when idiots come to rob a bank, everything goes wrong. They have chosen the worst day. Media is there, every cop is there, the CBI gets involved and hell breaks loose absolutely.”
But is he perfect for the role? Since Ek Villain was such a success, it would be logical if the actor signed more roles different from his regular humorous self. Isn’t it? But Riteish believes he is perfect for this role. He said, “Since I have signed the film, I feel I am perfect for the role. My character is of a God fearing Maharashtrian guy and there is a lot of Delhi-Mumbai dynamics in the film. I go to rob the bank with two North Indians and even the camaraderie there is fun.”
Bank Chor directed by Bumpy also stars Rhea Chakraborty and Vivek Oberoi in lead roles. The film will release sometime next year and Riteish’s Bangistan in also slated for a release next year.