Talking to PTI reporter in Bangalore, Abhishek Bachchan said, "Players and Dhoom are two different films - Dhoom was on cops-robbers face-off and all the main characters in Players are thieves. However, the genre of both the films is the same. Both films are action-thrillers, but director-duo Abbas-Mustan have given a different treatment to Players."
Apart from Abhishek, Players boasts of big names such as Bobby Deol, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh. The entire star cast had undergone physical training to atone the body to the requirement of the roles they were playing. Most of the stunts have been done by the artists themselves.
Besides, Deol and Basu's characters were completely new, which the Hollywood film did not have. Though initially it was planned as a Diwali release, it had been delayed since they realised it would take more time to complete the film as the story demanded extensive filming of action scenes, Abhishek said. "Therefore we decided on a January 6 release," he added.