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Vivek Oberoi returns to YRF after 12 years

MUMBAI: Returning to Yash Raj Films after 12 years, Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi has been confirmed to join the lead cast of YRF’s upcoming film ‘Bank Chor’.

Oberoi’s last outing with the movie studio was with Shaad Ali’s ‘Saathiya’ in 2002.

In ‘Bank Chor’, Oberoi will be seen in a different avatar as a CBI officer who turns the bank-chors’ lives upside down. The film is scheduled to go on floors immediately and is slated for an early 2015 release.

Yash Raj Films business and creative head Youth Films, Brand Partnerships and Talent Management Ashish Patil said, “The game just got bigger with Vivek hitting the Bank Chor crime scene. Vivek brings his A-Game to whatever he does, and with this character that’s signature rockstar badass Vivek, he’s going to set the screen on fire. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the party.”

Oberoi added, “I’m really happy to be back in the Yash Raj family again, truly glad Adi thought of me for this role. Working with my buddy Riteish is always a pleasure, hope we bring our crazy chemistry to this one too. Here’s hoping our entire team of Bank Chor steals a million hearts.”

The actor will join Riteish Deshmukh who leads the gang of bank-chors. Rhea Chakraborty, previously seen in ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’, plays the female lead in this laugh riot.

‘Bank-Chor’ is a comic-caper that tells the story of three morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas. It is directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil.