Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is the producer of the Ittefaq revealed that the original film is his mother’s favourite movie. He even told that remakes of such movies help the youngsters to know about great cinema.
At the press conference, SRK told, “Somewhere down the line, (it is) just to reintroduce great cinema that perhaps passes the youngsters by. So ‘Ittefaq’ is another move in that line. Hopefully, youngsters will like it.”
He even went on to say how he liked the story. Shah Rukh Khan added, “When I was growing up, it was my mother’s favourite film. Rajesh Khanna and Nanda ji both were good. I found the story interesting. It is exciting for these two boys (Abhay and Kapil Chopra) to remake a classic.”
Shah Rukh Khan also specified how Yash Chopra, the director of original Ittefaq revealed him how he made Ittefaq. Khan revealed, “Before Yash ji passed away, he told how he made Ittefaq. He said he was making some film and there was a break and they decided to see a play. Then overnight they decided to make this movie for BR Films. It is based on a play and I found it interesting.”
The new Ittefaq is the director by Abhay Chopra and stars Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles.
Ittefaq is slated to release on November 3.