Shah Rukh Khan, who is co-producing the Abhay Chopra helmed film Ittefaq, which is the remake of the 1969 film of the same name, lent his star power by attending a press meet held in Mumbai yesterday.
Joining him on stage were the film’s cast – Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna, along with debut director Abhay. Co-producer Karan Johar was also there hosting the event. Shah Rukh, who was being his usual witty self, spoke about how he wanted to be a part ofIttefaq but could not due to his busy schedule. However, he feels happy to be a part of it as a producer.
At a press conference for the film on yesterday, Shah Rukh said: “I wanted to be a part of Ittefaq as an actor, but I couldn’t manage time. I was shooting for Raees and Fan at that point of time, so physically it was exhausting. But I am very happy about the way [director Abhay Chopra] adapted the script and changed it a bit to make it relevant in today’s time. He has done a great job, I hope Inshallah people will love the film, once it released.”
Shah Rukh’s role was later offered to Akshaye Khanna who plays the role of a detective in the film.
Directed by Abhay Chopra, Ittefaq releases in cinemas this Friday 3rd November 2017.