Abhishek ‘To Be’ A Desi Hamlet ?

Director Tigmanshu Dhulia is planning to cast Abhishek Bachchan in his upcoming project which could be an adaptation of famous Shakespearean drama the ‘Hamlet’. Known for his penchant for experimenting and venturing into unchartered territories ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ fame director Tigmanshu Dhulia is toying with the idea to write a screenplay inspired by William Shakespeare’s immortal work ‘Hamlet’. Hamlet is a Shakespearean play  which narrates the story of a Danish prince who became famous for his eternal dilemma ‘To be or not to be’.

English Playwright William Shakespeare has inspired many stories in Bollywood but when Vishal Bhardwaj successfully adapted Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Othello’ as ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Ómkara’ everyone stood up and noticed. The recent success of ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ has emboldened director Tigmanshu Dhulia to experiment more freely and creatively.

According to reliable sources Dhulia’s Prince Hamlet could be played by Abhishek Bachchan who is going through a very rough phase in his career. The film will be produced by Goldie Behl who admitted that Dhulia had been working on the idea of adapting the play since 2001.  He was quoted in the press “When Tigmanshu narrated the idea, I was hooked. At that time however, we couldn`t work on the project. Now that Tigmanshu has become a sought after director, it’s an opportune moment to go ahead. It`s a fantastic and gripping revenge drama. I am really looking forward to the film because I am sure it would make for an entertaining watch.”

Tigmanshu Dhulia has emerged as one of the finest directors in the Hindi film industry. His passion for real stories and emphatic narration has made him a popular choice among cine goers who want to watch good movies. Last year he delivered a sleeper hit in ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster’ and this year he came up with ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ which was appreciated by both the critics and the audience.

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