Katrina Kaif approached Abhishek Kapoor for the role of Firdaus as the actor is a fan of Charles Dickens’ celebrated classic Great Expectations, the inspiration behind Fitoor.
Set in Kashmir, the upcoming film will see Katrina stepping into the character inspired by beautiful but cold Estella while Tabu is playing eccentric Miss Havisham and Aditya Roy Kapur is Pip, an orphan.
“Before I started casting, Katrina did reach out to me. She heard that I am making this book and she had read it in her school. She wanted to be a part of it. She is perfect for the role as she is very beautiful and she is also aspirational like her character in the film,” said Abhishek.
“Katrina has never attempted a film like that. So, it was also a challenge for me and also interesting to see how it would play out with Tabu and Aditya. It would make for an exciting experience for me.” Fitoor hits theatres on February 12.