"As a filmmaker, I have always invested in new and emerging talent and with his talent and personna, Aditya is right up there," said Kapoor.
"Abhishek Kapoor was looking for a perfect cast for his timeless love story 'Fitoor' and we're glad that he has found them in Aditya and Katrina," Rucha Pathak, senior creative director - studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.
The film is a screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel "Great Expectations" and will see Aditya playing 'Pip', who is the narrator as well as protagonist in the novel. Katrina will be seen as rich girl Estella.
The pivotal role of 'Miss Havisham', Estella's mother, is currently being cast and an announcement is expected in the coming weeks.