Abhishek Bachchan’s next release Players is originally planned for December release, but sources say that the actor has requested the producers Viacom 18 to postpone the release to January 2012 as Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don 2 directed by Farhan Akhtar is scheduled for release in the last week of December. Moreover, Saif Ali Khan’s Agent Vinod also is due for release in the first week of December. Hollywood’s Mission Impossible 4, which stars Tom Cruise and Anil Kapoor is slated for release in the middle of December.
With December crammed with films with high budgets and even higher expectations, Abhishek Bachchan who has high hopes on Players wanted the film’s release postponed.
Players is the official remake of the Hollywood film Italian Job and directed by Abbas Mustan whose last film Race was a big hit at the box office. The star cast of Players include Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sikandar Kher, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonam Kapoor and Bipasha Basu.