Abhishek Kapoor engaged to girlfriend pragya

Abhishek Kapoor, who is better known for directing acclaimed movies like ‘Rock On’ and ‘Kai Po Che’ has finally got engaged with his long time girl friend, Pragya Yadav. The engagement took place in a hush-hush ceremony and the wedding date is being worked on.

Pragya will be making her acting debut shortly. She will act in Amol Gupte’s ‘Hawa Hawai’. The couple has been dating each other for a long time. They first met in a concert.

A source says, “Pragya and Abhishek’s families have met each other. Abhishek’s mother is keen that the marriage take place soon.”

Adds the source, “The wedding is likely to take place next year as currently Pragya is shooting for her film and is busy completing her acting course. Abhishek is working on his next film, Fitoor.”

Pragya confirmed  the news of her engagement with Abhishek.

Abhishek’s next movie is ‘Fitoor’. For this movie, Abhishek wanted to tie up Sridevi. The movie is based on the novel of Charles Dickens’, ‘Great Expectations’. He wanted to cast the Hawa Hawai girl in a negative role. A source said, “Everyone is waiting to see what her next film is after ‘English Vinglish’. The film has Katrina Kaif as the leading lady.  Abhishek wanted Sridevi for a role, which was played by Robert De Niro in the 1998 big screen version of the novel. Abhishek tweaked the script and made it female-oriented.”

But Sridevi thought the role did not suit her and hence she did not accept the offer.

Later even the lead cast of the movie, Sushant Singh Rajput was cornered and he was replaced by Aditya Kapur. An insider says, “Fitoor is being produced by UTV and they now want Aditya Roy Kapur to do the film. They also produced Abhishek Kapoor’s last film so the director was not in the best position to negotiate.” Adds the insider, “When Sushant was signed for Fitoor the film was being produced by Balaji and was to start this month. Then the film changed hands and came to UTV. Sushant was waiting for it to start, then in August Abhishek told Sushant that the script was undergoing some changes and they wouldn’t  start shooting in October. When Sushant asked when they would start, he was told: Next year but we can’t confirm exactly when.”

Later the movie dates of Sushant clashed with the dates of ‘Fitoor’ and he was forced to leave the movie.