`Peepli Live`, `Dinner for Schmucks` to battle it out at BO
New Delhi: Aamir Khan`s home production `Peepli Live` will vie for audience attention at the Box Office alongwith Hollywood releases `Dinner For Schmucks` and `Grown Ups` this week.
While Aamir`s film is a satire on the rural-urban divide in India, director Jay Roach`s film is inspired by French play `The Dinner Game` by Francis Veber. `The Dinner Game` was also the inspiration behind Bollywood hit `Bheja Fry` starring Vinay Pathak and Rajat Kapoor.
Roach says his film is about a group of rich stockbrokers, who search eccentric characters with unique talents, to be entertained by them over dinner.
"Find a schmuck, bring him to dinner. The guy with the biggest idiot wins. The film is releasing in India on 13th August. I hope it does as well as it did in the US and I am sure Indian audience would love this dinner treat because it has got some power house performances by all the actors," Roach said in a statement.
`Peepli Live` has no known faces, `Dinner For Schmucks` stars Paul Rudd of `Friends` fame, Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis who played `Alan` in `The Hangover` and `Grown Ups`, which revolves around five friends and their families, stars Hollywood A-listers like Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek.