In search of a younger Katrina

MUMBAI: The hunt for a girl who can play a young Katrina Kaif in ‘Fitoor’ has reached international shores

The search for a younger version of Katrina Kaif in Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor is still on. If sources close to the project are to be believed, the film’s makers are facing a tough time finding a girl who can convincingly play a young Katrina Kaif.

The casting director of the film was on the lookout for a boy and a girl aged between 11-13 years. While they have finalised a boy who will play the role of a young Aditya Roy Kapur, they are apparently still looking for a girl with Scandinavian features and have had no luck so far. As a result, buzz has it that auditions for the parts are now being conducted worldwide; the casting director is said to have sent across Katrina Kaif’s photograph for the same.

However, casting director Mukesh Chhabra says that it’s too early to say anything. `Who told you that I have already found a boy to play a young Aditya Roy Kapur? We are still looking. In fact, we have just started casting for the film, so it will take us sometime. But yes, for a younger version of Katrina, we are conducting auditions worldwide,` he says.

Fitoor is a passionate love saga that will be shot across many locations in North India – including Kashmir and Delhi – and an international destination. The movie depicts the relationship between three characters: a young Kashmiri boy, Noor (played by Aditya), his muse, Firdaus (played by Katrina), and the Begum (essayed by Rekha).