There have been many Hindi film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Right from Angoor (A Comedy Of Errors) to Maqbool (MacBeth) to Omkara (Othello) to Ram Leela (Romeo and Juliet); Shakespeare has inspired our film-makers a lot. Now, another movie Veda is being made based on Hamlet.
This movie, directed by Onir, stars the Kai Po Che! actor Amit Sadh in the role of Rhiyad, based on the character Hamlet. Amit, who is busy with another commitment now, will soon sign the deal.
Hamlet is the longest among all Shakespearean plays and has previously inspired a movie in Hindi cinema as Karz; which was loosely based on it. Now Onir’s adaptation revolves around the love story of a Muslim boy and Hindu girl and is set in Lucknow and London.