Sridevi turns down negative role in ‘Fitoor’?

By Harpreet Kaur | Last Updated: Oct 19, 2013, 09:58 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/ Harpreet Kaur

New Delhi: Following a big comeback after nearly 15 years of hiatus from Bollywood, Sridevi now seems to be quite sceptical when it comes to choosing a film.

The 50-year-old diva, who was last seen in ‘English Vinglish’, which won her many accolades, seems that she is very careful about making choice for her next movie role.

According to a tabloid, Sridevi has said ‘no’ to a villainous role offered by Abhishek Kapoor in his upcoming movie ‘Fitoor’- which is said to be based on Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’.

Sridevi, who wooed the audience by her effortless illustration of a greedy and selfish character in the movie ‘Judaai’, rejected the offer as playing a negative role wasn’t a right choice for her.

“Everyone is waiting to see what her next film is after `English Vinglish`. The film has Katrina Kaif as the leading lady. Sushant Singh Rajput, who was earlier a part of the film, recently walked out of the project.

Abhishek wanted Sridevi for a role, which was played by Robert De Niro in the 1998 big screen version of the novel. Abhishek tweaked the script and made it female-oriented," a source said.

On the other hand, an insider from the production house said, “Sridevi couldn’t be part of the film, as she thought she wasn’t the right choice for the role.”

It seems Sridevi is being selective about choosing her next movie keeping in mind the necessity to make her upcoming movie a better watch than ‘English Vinglish’.

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