Earlier buzz had been that Sushant Singh Rajput has bagged the lead role in Abhishek Kapoor's film 'Fitoor'. However owing to change in the film's shooting schedule the actor found it clashing with his other projects and so dropped Kapoor's project.
The news was confirmed through an official statement by Sushant's spokesperson. "Sushant Singh will not be doing 'Fitoor'. The film, for which he had allotted dates this year and kept himself free has shifted from its original Oct'13 shoot schedule to March '14 and now subsequently to July 2014. It now clashes with his dates allotted for 'Paani' next year due to which he has had to let it go. He hopes to collaborate with Abhishek Kapoor on some project in the future."
'Fitoor' is an adaptation of Charles Dicken's novel 'The Great Expectations'. Katrina Kaif is said to be playing the female lead while Sridevi is being considered to play a grey character in the film, according to sources.