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A desi Hamlet for B-town

bollywood Updated: Mar 19, 2011 00:44 IST
Robin Bansal
Robin Bansal
Hindustan Times
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After Vishal Bhardwaj successfully attempted Indianising William Shakespeare’s classics

Macbeth

and

Othello

with

Maqbool

and

Omkara

respectively, it is now filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia’s turn to turn the Bard of Avon’s another classic,

Hamlet

into a modern-day Bollywood tale.



Dhulia, who will co-produce the venture with Brandsmith’s Rahul Mitra, says: “Adapting

Hamlet

will be very challenging, specially Indianising it in the background of UP.”



Will basing the movie in UP draw comparisons with

Omkara

? Mitra says: “We are definitely not going the

Omkara

way. It’s just that the locations might be similar as both movies are based in the country’s hinterlands.”



Model-turned-reality TV actor-host Pravesh Rana, makes his film debut with Hamlet. “I would strive to get into the skin of

Hamlet

for this role,” says Rana. The producers are still scouting for a female lead.

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