The 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi' helmer, who shot 80 percent of his film in Lucknow, said the film will most likely arrive in theaters by mid next year.

"We have shot the film in most politically-active state UP and my shooting is almost 80 percent complete. I will shoot the final 20 percent in Delhi from next month," Sudhir said on the sidelines of NFDC's Film Bazaar.

Mahesh Bhatt's son Rahul is portraying the titular role of Devdas, which was earlier portrayed by Dilip Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and more recently Abhay Deol in the previous adaptations by Bimal Roy, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Anurag Kashyap respectively.

In 'Aur Devdas', 'Fukrey' star Richa Chadha will play Paro (Parvati) and Aditi Rao Hydari Chandni (Chandramukhi).

"I am very happy with the way the film has shaped up. All my actors are brilliant and they did a good job," Sudhir, who is the grandson of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Dwarka Prasad Mishra, said.

The film is expected to be a melange of William Shakespeare's and Chattopadhyay's love tragedies and Mishra is focusing more on the power side of it.

"'Aur Devdas' owes as much to Shakespeare as Sarat Chandra. Nobody understood the insidious effect of the virus called power than him," Sudhir had tweeted last month.

Sudhir, whose last outing 'Inkar' dealt with the sexual harassment at the work place, is also looking forward to watch Marathi cinema in the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

"After Film Bazaar gets over, I will head to IFFI next and catch Marathi cinema as much as possible. I heard that Marathi cinema is going through a new phase and coming out with good stories," he said.

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