Abhishek in awe of Michael Caine

Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 16:10 PM IST

New Delhi: Abhishek Bachchan, who will be seen in ‘Players’, the Hindi remake of Hollywood action-thriller ‘The Italian Job’, says he is smitten by Michael Caine who starred in the original film.

"I love the attitude that Caine carried in all his films. I`ve lost count of how many times I`ve seen ‘The Italian Job’. Although I have to admit I`ve seen Caine`s version more times than Mark Wahlberg`s. It`s a cult film," said Abhishek in a statement.

The film, directed by Abbas-Mustan and starring Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Bobby Deol, will be the first big release of 2012 when it hits the screens Jan 6.