Actress Katrina Kaif considers her upcoming drama “Fitoor” a fresh film despite having read the Charles Dickens’ novel “Great Expectations” on which it is based.
“I’ve read the book and I’ve seen the films that have been made on it. So when I got the script from Abhishek, I really just judged it on as an entirely new movie because most of the people who’ll see the film will probably not have read the book,” said Katrina, who was present with her co-star Aditya Roy Kapur and director Abhishek Kapoor to promote the film at a radio station.
“Honestly, I found it to be one of the most romantic stories I’ve ever heard and ever read. For me that was instantly where I wanted to be a part of it because I think everybody loves romance and passion. And this film just depicted it in a beautiful, classic way,” she added.
“Great Expectations”, first published in 1861, has been adapted into various films, plays and television shows and even novels.
After adapting Chetan Bhagat’s “Three Mistakes Of My Life” for “Kai Po Che”, Kapoor has taken up a novel again.
“I had read the book several years earlier, during my childhood in school. The heart and soul of the book is very basic… in any country or place, people are able to relate to this story because it is about love and about heartbreak.
“I thought this story will be amazing for our Indian audiences, who will like the story… When the story is made for our people, we need to adapt it slightly so that it can create the right impact on them,” he added.
However, lead actor Aditya, who plays a character inspired from the character Pip, hasn’t read the book. “Gattu (Abhishek) had adapted the book into a script. And If I was going to read the book and those elements are not going to be there in the script, then it would not make any sense because I’d be looking for things that don’t exist.
“I have to just take whatever is there in the script and develop my character based on that. So I didn’t want to cloud my judgment by reading the book, then reading the script, because I would get confused,” he said.
“Fitoor” also stars Tabu in a pivotal role.