The hopes of seeing legendary actress Rekha as desi Miss Havisham are crushed. In a bizarre turn of events, it is now learnt that Tabu has replaced Rekha in Fitoor.
Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor, which is the Indian adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations was in news due to its impressive cast and story. And many were very excited to see Rekha on silver screen yet again. Film critic, Rajeev Masand just tweeted breaking the news to the world that Tabu has replaced Rekha.
He wrote, “JUST IN: Tabu replaces Rekha as the Miss Havisham character in Great Expectations adap Fitoor starring Aditya Roy Kapoor & Katrina Kaif.”
JUST IN: Tabu replaces Rekha as the Miss Havisham character in Great Expectations adap Fitoor starring Aditya Roy Kapoor & Katrina Kaif.
— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) May 26, 2015
Fitoor had just wrapped up its shooting schedule. Earlier it was heard that after seeing her final rushes, Rekha wanted to re-shoot her scenes. And that they even reshot a sequence in Mumbai.
Now we hear that the actress has been swapped with Tabu, who was also a choice for the role initially.
So we have a new Begum and from the looks of it, Tabu will shoot the scenes with Team Fitoor!