Mumbai: Riteish Deshmukh has started shooting for "Bank Chor" which sees him as a common man who turns into a bank robber, a role which was initially to be played by stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma. He says he is a huge fan of the latter and would love to work with him one day.
"I am Kapil's huge fan. Things didn't work out for him and I got the role. I am really happy to be doing this film. In future, if I get a chance to work with him, I will be really happy," the 35-year-old said here Wednesday on the sets of the film.
A set of a bank has been set up at Mehboob Studio where a large portion of the film will be shot.
A common man, Riteish's character is stuck in the rigmarole of life and the only way out for him is robbing a bank.
Talking about his character, Riteish said, "I am playing a common man whose situation gets difficult when he in unable to return a loan that he took from a bank. Then he decides to rob the bank to get rid of his problems. He is a god-fearing, Maharashtrian man."
A Yash Raj Films' production, "Bank Chor" is being directed by Bumpy and is slated for a March release next year. It also stars Vivek Oberoi and Rhea Chakraborty.
For the film, the cast underwent a workshop to gel up all the characters.
"We have done workshops for the film. We all did a lot of readings together. When so many characters work together, it is important to have them all in sync," Riteish said.
"All the characters are very different. So we had more than 10 days of workshops. The film is being shot on the same location, apart from the exteriors," he added.