The big news of a few days ago was that Sushant Singh Rajput had chosen not to do Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Fitoor’ opposite Katrina Kaif. Well, the director hasn’t wasted any time to find another actor as BizAsia can confirm that Aditya Roy Kapur has replaced Singh Rajput.
The film, which will be the Hindi version of William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, is being produced by Disney UTV. Rucha Pathak, Senior Creative Director, Disney UTV, spoke about the new casting, according to Mumbai Mirror, “Abhishek Kapoor was looking for a perfect cast for his timeless love story and I am happy that he has found them in Aditya and Katrina.”
Kapoor also commented on Roy Kapur now being a part of the venture, “As a filmmaker I have always invested in new and emerging talent and Aditya Roy Kapur is right up there among the new names. I am delighted to have him on board”. Roy Kapur has seen two successes this year in the form of ‘Aashiqui 2’ and also ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.
The film will be shot extensively in Kashmir and London and the first schedule will begin in March 2014.