Haider En route Dubai

Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor tweeted their fans before taking off for Dubai to promote their forthcoming film Haider, the Bollywood version of Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet. The press conference was held at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai by Essar Events. Shot in Kashmir, Shahid said “It’s one of the most difficult movie in his acting career”. The star cast interacted with the media and took pictures with fans and winners from the contests.

Haider is an upcoming Indian drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and co-written by Bharadwaj and Basharat Peer. It is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set in Kashmir. The film stars Shahid Kapoor as Haider, and Tabu essays the role of his mother who marries her brother-in-law (played by Kay Kay Menon) after her husband mysteriously disappears. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor as Arshia, a journalist by profession and Haider’s love-interest.

Haider is the third installment of Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare trilogy after Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006). The film is scheduled for release on 2 October 2014.