Rekha to play Katrina Kaif's aunt in her next film?

May 15, 2014, 08:06 IST | Bharati Dubey

Veteran actress Rekha will apparently play Katrina Kaif's aunt, Miss Havisham, in Abhishek Kapoor's Indian adaptation of 'Great Expectations' titled 'Fitoor'

Actress Rekha will apparently play Katrina Kaif’s aunt in Abhishek Kapoor’s film, 'Fitoor', which is said to be the Indian adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, 'Great Expectations'.

Aditya Roy Kapur, Abhishek Kapoor, Rekha and Katrina Kaif
Aditya Roy Kapur, Abhishek Kapoor, Rekha and Katrina Kaif

A source says, “Rekha’s character is likely to be along the lines of Miss Havisham, an important character in the novel. The original character is that of a wealthy woman who lives in an old, dilapidated mansion with her adopted daughter whereas in the film, Rekha will play Katrina’s aunt.’’

It has also been learnt that the character will have grey shades. 'Fitoor', starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif, will be shot extensively in Kashmir; the film is likely to go on the floors in August.

It may be pointed out that Rekha has earlier played a negative role in the Akshay Kumar-starrer, 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi'. She has also portrayed characters with grey shades in films such as 'Do Anjane', 'Madame X' and 'Kalyug'. She was apparently offered a negative role in Rajnikanth’s film, Rana, as well.

'Fitoor', an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic, 'Great Expectations' is the passionate love saga of a young artist Noor, played by Aditya Roy Kapur, and a beautiful heart breaker Firdaus, essayed by Katrina Kaif. Rekha plays the role of the mercurial Begum, who is the catalyst in this tempestuous love saga that spans decades and continents.

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