MUMBAI: Though the leading man in Vishal Bhardwaj's film adaptation of Hamlet is still under wraps, the locations for the film has been finalised. Bhardwaj' recently revealed that the film will be shot in Kashmir.
Apparently, the director wanted to weave the story of Hamlet with a violent, political backdrop and he believes that the story of Kashmir would perfectly suit the theme. With Maqbool (adaptation of Macbeth) which was based in Mumbai and Omkara (adaptation of Othello) based in a small town in the north, this location for yet another drama seems to be an apt choice.
The film is said for a 2014 release and will coincide with the 450th birth anniversary celebrations of the most popular playwright William Shakespeare. Thus, continues Bhardwaj’s obsession with making movies on his favourite writer’s plays.