Hrithik Roshan (Reuters)
Hrithik Roshan (Reuters)

Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan will be seen in a film adaption of William Shakespear's "Hamlet". The upcoming film will be by Tigmanshu Dhulia who has credits like "Paan Singh Tomar" and "Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns" to his credit.

Hrithik has reportedly met director Dhulia a couple of times to discuss about the Shakespearean classic. "Tigmanshu Dhulia and Hrithik have been holding meetings for a while now. Hrithik has loved the way Tigmanshu adapted Shakespeare's Hamlet to fit into rural India. The filmmaker specialises in having the hinterlands as the backdrop for his films," Mid-Day reported a source as saying.

Dhulia's ambitious project will have Goldie Behl at the producer's helm.

Hrithik is already working on two back-to-back films - "Bang Bang" co-starring Katrina Kaif and the fictional mythology "Shuddhi" - and will only begin shooting for Dhulia's film once his schedule is free. He is also gearing up for the third installment of his much awaited super-hero flick "Krrish 3" which is due for release on 3 November.

"Goldie (Behl) has already signed Hrithik who will begin work on it after he finishes Siddharth Anand's Bang Bang and Karan Malhotra's Shuddhi," said the source.

"Hamlet" has been in the making since 2001 when filmmaker Tarsem Singh had announced the project with Hrithik in it. The film, then titled 'Aditya', was to be an international venture but never really took off until now.

The shooting for Dhulia's film is expected to go on floors in mid 2014.

"Hamlet" is one of the most celebrated tragedies by Shakespeare dealing with murder, deceit, revenge and incest.

It narrates the torment of young prince Hamlet when he discovers his father was killed in cold blooded murder under the joint conspiracy of his mother and uncle.