Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, whose last film Fitoor sank without a trace, is in no mood to compromise. He now brings together Sushant Singh Rajput whose journey into big-screen stardom began with Abhishek’s Kai Po Che, and Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Khan, in a love story set in the pilgrim spot of Kedarnath.
“It is important for me to do something different each time. Kedarnath is a different world altogether from Kai Po Che and Rock On. I would rather do something new and fail than attempt the familiar and succeed,” says Abhishek, who is unwilling to reveal much about his film except that it’s set in the pilgrim spot in the Kashmir Valley.
Now, why hasn’t anyone thought of making a film set in that area before? Laughs Abhishek, “I don’t know. We all visit Kedarnath so often. I’ve been there many times. The place is bustling with stories to tell.”
Kedarnath reunites Abhishek with his Kai Po Che leading man Sushant. The two are said to have had a fall-out after their first collaboration, when Sushant chose to do Shekhar Kapoor’s Paani (which eventually got shelved) over Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor (which eventually flopped). He reveals, “Sushant is going all-out to prepare for his role. As for Sara, she is going to surprise everybody. We start shooting in September in and around the Kedarnath route.”