Sushant Singh Rajput opts out of ‘Fitoor’

Sushant Singh Rajput delivered a stellar performance under the direction of Abhishek Kapoor in his debut film, ‘Kai Po Che’. However, the actor has now bowed out of the next venture of the director titled ‘Fitoor’. The film is reported to be an Indian adaptation of the famous novel, ‘Great Expectations’. In this film, Sushant was to have been paired with Katrina. The rumor is that Aditya Roy Kapoor of ‘Aashiqui 2’ fame will step into the role, though the team is waiting for confirmation from Katrina before declaring this officially.

According to an insider source, a condition was deliberately created so that Sushant was forced to bow out of the film. “It is almost as if they didn’t want him to do the film so they kept postponing it till his dates clashed with another film and he was left with no option but to back off.”

Asked about the reason, the source revealed, “Fitoor is being produced by UTV and they now want Aditya Roy Kapoor to do the film. They also produced Abhishek Kapoor’s last film so the director was not in the best position to negotiate.” Continues 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.”

“Last week, Sushant met Abhishek and requested him to shift the shooting dates of Fitoor to October next year but the director said that they couldn’t do that. Because his dates had to match those of the leading lady Kartine Kaif, who has given the green signal for July 2014. Now it is being made to look like Sushant has ditched Gattu for Paani but it isn’t like that.” Getting Katrina to agree about Aditya should not be a problem as ‘Aashiqui 2’ has already made him a star.

Sushant Singh Rajput has now signed up for Shekhar Kapoor’s ‘Paani’ it is the dates of this film which is clashing with that of ‘Fitoor’. He has also signed for Yash Raj Films’ ‘Byomkesh’.

In the meantime, there is another strong possibility that Tabu will be appearing in a key role in ‘Fitoor’.