The film, to release in 2015, is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations. It explores love as an energy — free-flowing and not bound by rules. The movie depicts the relationship between three characters: a young Kashmiri boy named Noor (Aditya); his muse Firdaus (Katrina) and the mercurial Begum (Rekha). It will be shot at various locations in north India, including Kashmir and Delhi, as well as an international destination.
“Abhishek is an exceptional filmmaker and we are very pleased to take our association with him forward, after the incredible success of Kai Po Che last year. We believe his cinematic vision for the Dickens classic, Great Expectations, along with this fantastic cast we’ve put together, will be something to look forward to,” says Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director, Disney India.
“Fitoor is a story of grand passion, beauty and love. The entire team is charged about what it promises to be. We’re inspired to go all-out and give it our best,” adds Abhishek.