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7 years of Fitoor: Director Abhishek Kapoor calls it a film ahead of its time

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Abhishek Kapoor needs no introduction as a director as his body of work speaks volumes. The artistic direction of ‘Fitoor’, starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu turns seven today. The film was released in 2016 and on this occasion, the director walked down the memory lane and recalled how the film was ahead of its time.

Abhishek Kapoor shared the very approach to making ‘Fitoor’ was to create a world in itself, “Set in Kashmir, we wanted the film and its music to transport the audience into a surreal world where time stood still. We started out telling a timeless story and ended up with a gem thanks to the immensely talented craftsman and actors like Tabu, Katrina and Aditya. I cannot forget how Tabu stepped in at the last minute, took such a complex role, and effortlessly excelled while holding my hand when I needed her most.

“As years pass by, the music of ‘Fitoor’ continues to be appreciated and that is thanks to Amit Trivedi and Swanand Kirkire, both magicians of their craft. ‘Fitoor’ is a film I will always be proud of and I am eternally grateful for the love it continues to garner from audiences around the world”, Kapoor further continued.

‘Fitoor’ was a learning curve for the director and also allowed him to expand his visions. Speaking of his upcoming projects, Abhishek Kapoor will be launching two new talents, Ajay Devgn’s nephew Aaman Devgan and Rasha Thadani in the upcoming action adventure. The director is busy scouting the perfect location to kick-start the shooting schedule.

Every talent launched under his guidance is living a beautiful upward graph in their respective careers. Sushant Singh Rajput, Farhan Akhtar, Sara Ali Khan, Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh, to name a few were launched under his guidance.

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