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Shakespeare's Hamlet gets a Bollywood makeover

William Shakespeare may have written his plays more than 500 years ago but his works are still one of the best choices for filmmakers across the world - not least in India.

This month sees the release of Haider, based on the Bard's tragedy Hamlet.

The film is director Vishal Bhardwaj's third Shakespearean outing following Maqbool and Omkara - based on Macbeth and Othello - which received critical acclaim.

Set in Kashmir, Haider follows the tragic tale with a Bollywood undertone to reach out to the masses.

BBC Asian Network's Shabnam Mahmood reports.

  • 15 Sep 2014
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