Revealed: Real reason why Rekha walked out of ‘Fitoor’

Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor’s upcoming romantic drama ‘Fitoor’ as revealed its first look and posters and is the trailer is set to release today. Ahead of this, the real reason behind veteran actress Rekha’s walked out from the movie mid-way has also been revealed.

Initially, Rekha was signed on for the role of Begum in the film. The actress had reportedly shot for 80 per cent of her scenes. Then suddenly in May last year, Rekha walked out of the film leaving the makers in a fix.

At that time, there were reports that Rekha was not on the same page as the rest of the team. It was said that the actress and the director had some creative differences and that is why Rekha opted out of the project.  

However, according to latest buzz, Rekha left the project mid-way as the role offered to her was similar to her real life. If reports are to be believed, Rekha chose to walk away due to the uncanny resemblance of her character in the film with her own life.

“The character of Begum is akin to what Rekha is in real life. When she realized that, she found it difficult and uncomforTabule to play herself and opted out of the film. The similarities between Begum and Rekha will be quite evident in the film’s first look. Begum has been depicted as a heart-breaker and a seductress, which are synonymous with Rekha who remains an enigma,” a news portal quoted a source as saying.

Fortunately for the makers, Tabu was free and also liked the part. So they replaced Rekha with the ‘Drishyam’ actress without delay. They shot the sequences all over again with Tabu.

‘Fitoor’ is an adaption of Charles Dickens’ English classic ‘Great Expectations and also stars Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor in the lead. The movie also stars Lara Dutta and Suchitra Pillai while Ajay Devgn appears in a cameo.

Produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur’s UTV Motion Pictures, ‘Fitoor’ is set to release on February 12.