First Look: Rekha plays Katrina Kaif’s aunt in ‘Fitoor’

Bollywood evergreen beauty Rekha will be portraying the role of Katrina Kaif’s aunt in Abhishek Bachchan’s forthcoming film, ‘Fitoor’, which is an Indian adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, 'Great Expectations'. The character will have a grey shades.

A source says, “Rekha’s character is likely to be along the lines of Miss Havisham, an important character in the novel. The original character is that of a wealthy woman who lives in an old, dilapidated mansion with her adopted daughter whereas in the film, Rekha will play Katrina’s aunt.’’

‘Fitoor’ stars Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor in the lead. Earlier, Sushant Singh Rajput was confirmed to play the male lead but the actor apparently walked out due to date issues. His dates collided with Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Paani’ and hence Sushant lost the bright chance to act with Katrina Kaif.  The film will be extensively shot in Kashmir, Delhi  and is likely to go on floors in August.

This is not the first time Rekha will play a negative role. She has played grey character in Akshay Kumar-starrer, 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi'. She has also portrayed negative role in films such as 'Do Anjane', 'Madame X' and 'Kalyug'. She was apparently offered a negative role in Rajnikanth’s film, ‘Rana’.

The movie revolves around three characters Noor (Aditya), Firdaus (Katrina) and the Begum (Rekha).

“Abhishek is an exceptional filmmaker and we are very pleased to take our association with him forward, after the incredible success of Kai Po Che last year. We believe his cinematic vision for the Dickens classic, Great Expectations, along with this fantastic cast we’ve put together, will be something to look forward to,” says Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director, Disney India.

“Fitoor is a story of grand passion, beauty and love. The entire team is charged about what it promises to be. We’re inspired to go all-out and give it our best,” adds Abhishek.