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Fitoor: Aditya Roy Kapoor reveals why he did not read 'Great Expectations'

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:34 IST

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.

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."

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"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.

First published: 3 February 2016, 11:11 IST
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Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.