October 24, 2013
Aditya Roy Kapur Will Share The Silver Screen With Katrina Kaif In Fitoor
Sushant Singh Rajput surprised everyone when he backed out of Abhishek Kapoor’s directorial Fitoor, which is a love story, and stars Katrina Kaif as main lead.
“As a filmmaker, I have always invested in new and emerging talent and with his talent and persona, Aditya Roy Kapur is right up there. I am delighted to have him on board,” director Abhishek Kapoor said.
This is for the first time that Aditya is paired opposite an established actress like Katrina. His last film was with newbie Shraddha Kapoor in Aashiqui 2 which was a huge hit.
Aditya will be paired with Katrina for the first time, and this will be his second film as solo hero post Aashiqui 2, which starred Shraddha Kapoor opposite him. “Abhishek Kapoor was looking for a perfect cast for his timeless love story Fitoor and we’re glad that he has found them in Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif,” Rucha Pathak, Senior Creative Director – Studios, Disney UTV said.
The film is a screen adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and will see Aditya playing ‘Pip‘ and Katrina as ‘Estella‘. The pivotal role of ‘Miss Havisham’ is currently being cast and an announcement on the same is expected in the coming weeks.