After Vishal Bhardwaj successfully attempted Indianising William Shakespeare’s classics
respectively, it is now filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia’s turn to turn the Bard of Avon’s another classic,
into a modern-day Bollywood tale.
Dhulia, who will co-produce the venture with Brandsmith’s Rahul Mitra, says: “Adapting
will be very challenging, specially Indianising it in the background of UP.”
Will basing the movie in UP draw comparisons with
? Mitra says: “We are definitely not going the
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
for this role,” says Rana. The producers are still scouting for a female lead.