After the success of Kai Po Che, filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor is busy working on Fitoor, which he plans to start shooting early next year.
The film is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classics
'The Great Expectations' and will bring together Katrina Kaif
and Sushant Singh Rajput for the first time on-screen.
"I am currently working on the script of Fitoor. I am
really excited about it and will start shooting early next
year. I am blessed that Katrina and Sushant are equally
excited about the film," Abhishek said.
The director will be working with Katrina for the first
time, while he had teamed up with Sushant after Kai Po Che.
On the pairing of these two actors, Abhishek said, "They
best suit the characters involved in the movie. I don't know
how they will evolve since it's too early to know but I am
hoping it turns out to be good."
'The Great Expectations' is the story of Pip, an orphan
boy, who falls in love with a wealthy but heartless girl named
Abhishek's Kai Po Che is one of the contenders for
India's official entry for the Oscars next year but the
director is not willing to talk much about film's chances of
getting nominated from India's side.
"I really don't know what are the parameters for a movies
selection to Oscars... I have full faith in the people taking
the decision and may the best man win. There is a lot of
effort gone into the film and as a filmmaker I am satisfied,"
Kai Po Che was an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's book '3
Mistakes of My Life' and starred Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit
Sadh and Raj Kumar Yadav in lead roles.
Abhishek started his Bollywood career with acting in
Uff! Yeh Mohabbat in 1996 opposite Twinkle Khanna, but
shifted to direction with 2006 release Aryan.
After his directorial debut bombed, he took a break for
two years only to come back with hit film Rock On. Though,
he has been in the industry for some time, Abhishek is taking
it slow when it comes to choosing work.
"I want to make movies which I like. I can't do everything
for money and short term. I would like my movies to be
appreciated 50 years down the line," he said.