Riteish Deshmukh has replaced comedian Kapil Sharma in Y-Films' comedy "Bank-Chor".
"Loved the script. Loved the character. Loved the team," Riteish, who is riding high on the success of "Ek Villain", said in a statement.
"I've always liked to push the envelope with the choices I make. This film allows me to potentially rip it apart. Watch out there's a new Bank-Chor in town," added the actor.
Ashish Patil, business and creative head, Youth Films, Brand Partnerships and Talent Management at Yash Raj Films, vouches for Riteish's versatility.
"From villainy to action in his upcoming 'Lai Bhaari', there's nothing he can't do! And with 'Bank-Chor', Riteish is in a zone that's a serious strength - comedy! He adds the scale, madness and weight that the project deserves," said Patil.
The audiences are in for one hell of a ride, he added.
A comic-caper, "Bank-Chor" is about three morons trying to rob a bank. They choose the worst day possible for the heist and get caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt political leaders.
Patil is producing "Bank-Chor" and Bumpy is directing it. They will start shooting immediately as the plan is to release it in early 2015.