Who is To Be Blamed For the Katrina Kaif-Aditya Roy Kapur Starrer 'Fitoor' Fiasco?
Read on to find out what went wrong
Bollywood has more often than not faltered in handling literary adaptations. Seemingly, the Dickens’ Great Expectations did not quite meet the lofty expectations of the movie-going audience in B-town. The film’s earning have been so less that trade experts are discussing that it could turn out to be an even bigger flop than Bombay Velvet last year.
It is difficult to pin point what went wrong as despite a powerful ensemble, the brilliant narrative and the excellently shot locales, the film failed to impress. But now, as per a report in Bollywood Life, apparently, during its shooting, director Abhishek ‘Gattu’ Kapoor and his producers had “innumerable creative differences” over how the film should be shot and later, marketed.
Says a source close to to Abhishek, “Gattu wanted to do a faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. He never wanted to make his film solely about the love story between Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy’s characters, Noor and Firdaus. In his screenplay, the dramatic conflict is between Tabu and Kat’s characters.” But the producers wanted to add in a different angle, it appears.
Says the source, “The plot moved away from being about the conflict between the mother and daughter (played by Tabu and Katrina) and became a Kat-Adi love story.”