If Anil Kapoor is shooting for high-voltage action sequences in Tezz, then daughter Sonam Kapoor is not far behind. Her own action film Players (remake of The Italian Job), directed by the director duo Abbas-Mastan, is an action thriller with some hi-voltage action scenes designed by action director Allan Amin. It's not just the guys Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol and Nitin Neil Mukesh, who will be performing stunts.
Leading ladies Sonam and Bipasha Basu will get equal opportunity. Yesterday, Sonam shot a song for the film, but in the coming weeks, she's expected to shoot for some action sequences in speeding boats and cars. This is the first time that the Kapoor lass is doing an action film. So, she's been rigorously training for her part. She has been training in pilates from Yasmin Karachiwala for the last few months. The trainer even accompanied her to Goa for their daily one hour regimen.
Says an insider, "Sonam knows that her co-star Bipasha is known for her athletic body and she doesn't want to fall behind while showing off hers or performing stunts." Kapoor admits, "I am in Goa shooting for Players. I have been training in pilates for some time and doing it because I love it."
Abbas Burmawala says, "Players is an action thriller and the girls, Bipasha and Sonam, will be doing lots of stunning car chases and other action sequences."