Ever since Abhishek Kapoor announced ‘Fitoor’, based on the celebrated novel The Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the movie has hogged the media attention for its casting. First, it was supposed to star Abhishek’s prodigy Sushant Singh Rajput, but later it was heard that Katrina Kaif, the movie’s female lead, was apparently not happy with Sushant playing the lead.
Later, Sushant even quit the project, making way for Aditya Roy Kapur. But it looks like even with Aditya in the lead, the already delayed movie might get shelved.
“As things appear, it is unlikely that it will take off. The film has been put on the backburner and meanwhile, Abhishek might move on to another project,” a source is quoted as saying by a tabloid.
Quite contrary to these speculations, we hear Abhishek Kapoor is busy with the recce for the project, and is currently in Kashmir. The movie is going to be produced by UTV, and if things go as planned, Fitoor will roll as scheduled by mid-2014.
Katrina Kaif, who is currently shooting for Bang Bang in Shimla, has also allotted her bulk dates to the film around mid-year.
Fitoor is a love story of an orphan who falls for a wealthy but heartless girl.