Abhishek Bachchan to play ‘Hamlet’?
Mumbai: William Shakespeare has inspired many filmmakers into making on-screen adaptations of his works, not just in Hollywood, but also in Bollywood. After talented craftsman Vishal Bhardwaj adapted two of the legendary playwright’s ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Othello’ into ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Omkara’ respectively, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ famed Tigmanshu Dhulia is the latest to have developed a preference for the bard.
News has it that Dhulia is fondling with the idea of adapting ‘Hamlet’ and it’s been known that he has been considering Abhishek Bachchan to cast as lead in his rendition.
Co-producer Goldie Behl said that Dhulia had been working on the idea of adapting the play since 2001. Behl was quoted saying, “When Tigmanshu narrated the idea, I was hooked. At the time however, we couldn`t work on the project. Now that Tigmanshu has become a sought after director, it’s an opportune moment to go ahead. It`s a fantastic and gripping revenge drama. I am really looking forward to the film because I am sure it would make for an entertaining watch.”
Director Dhulia won worldwide appreciation for the biopic ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ which was inspired from a real-life national athlete turned rebel of the same name. With an excellent track record of films like ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster’ and ‘Haasil’, Tigmanshu Dhulia is one man to look forward to in the future!