Abhishek Kapoor's upcoming film, Fitoor, is a cinematic adaptation of Charles Dickens' thirteenth novel, Great Expectations.
When working for a film based on a novel, most Bollywood actors prefer to read the novel as a part of their preparation for the role. However, Aditya Roy Kapoor chose not to read Dickens' classic tale of Pip, Miss Havisham and Estella.
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The actor explains, "I have not read Great Expectations as I feel that Abhishek Kapoor had adapted it to suit Indian sensibilities. Had I read the book I would have compared the novel to the script of the film and I would have confused myself with the things which do not exist in the script."
"As an actor, I need to draw all my inspiration and clues from the script and not the book. That's a book and this is a screenplay and they are very different forms of writing."
Fitoor, which stars Katrina Kaif and Tabu in pivotal roles, is slated to release on 12 February 2016.