Remakes not a trend, but creative choice: Abhishek

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2011, 13:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Abhishek Bachchan is gearing up for the release of his new film `Players`, an official remake of Hollywood film `Italian Job", and the actor feels that remakes are more of a creative choice than just a trend.

"`Players` is the official remake of `Italian Job`. The story of players is the same, but the screenplay is completely different because you have to make it for the Indian audience," Abhishek said.

"I don`t think there is any trend. We make a thousand films a year and, out of this, may be four or five are remakes. I think it is more of a creative choice than following a trend. When Abbas-Mustan saw `Italian job`, they felt they want to make this for the Indian audience," he added.

Nowadays, social networking sites are becoming a prominent platform for actors and filmmakers for promoting their films, but Abhishek doesn`t seem to be in favour of it.

"Social networking isn`t just for promotions. It is a platform to exchange ideas and interact with our fans... A little bit of promotion is fine but I don`t think promoting the whole film is advisable," said the actor.

IANS