Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor said the only reason why veteran actress Rekha opted out of his upcoming project “Fitoor”, is the difference in the way two of them perceived things.
There were reports that Rekha left the film because of similarities between her and the character. However, the “Kai Po Che” helmer says not even a single part of the report is true and people should be cautious before creating a news out of nothing.
“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. But when reports like this come out, it is not fair to her,” Abhishek said. (Read: Here’s how Aditya Roy Kapoor got his chiseled body for Fitoor)
“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 and Abhishek was all praise for the versatile actress, while talking at the trailer launch of the film. (Also Read: Hardest thing in ‘Fitoor’ was to pretend Tabu is my mother: Katrina Kaif)
“We are glad Tabu graciously came on board. This character would have taken months to prepare as it is so layered, we are thankful to Tabu for coming on board in three days and rescue us,” he said.
The 44-year-old filmmaker said he did not make any alterations in the character after the cast saw sudden change.
“The track was not changed. She (Rekha) would have done it in her style and Tabu has played it beautifully in her own style. Tabu is like water, you put her in container and she takes the shape.