After her stunning performances in ‘Drishyam’ and ‘Haider’ , Tabu is back onscreen with ‘Fitoor’ which stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif in lead roles.
Initially Rekha was on board for the role, but the veteran actress opted out for reasons unknown then. According to a source, Rekha had quit the role of Begum Hazrat because it was very similar to her real life.
Director Abhishek Kapoor told reporters in Mumbai: “When we started, Rekhaji was doing the film. She is a wonderful, gracious and loving lady. During the course of the film, we saw things little differently.We felt it’s best that we not do this film together, we can work on something else in future.”
“She is a reserved and private person. She is not going to stand up, say things to safeguard her own interest, we should be cautious. It is downright cruel to say anything about her,” he added.
After Rekha left, Tabu was roped in to play the role of Begum.
With PTI inputs