Karan Johar confident ‘Ittefaq’ remake will be a gripping entertainer


Recently Karan Johar released the promotional trailer for his forthcoming film ‘Ittefaq’, which he believes will put the crime thriller back on the map in terms of edge-of-the-seat entertainment. The film will see Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles.

Reported on Outlook India, Johar who is recreating the 1969 classic that starred Rajesh Khanna and Nanda, said that the film will have the audiences gripped. The story is about two suspects who are both accused of the same murder. Malhotra’s character Vikram Sethi is suspected of two counts of murder – one of his wife Catherine Sethi and the other of Shekhar Sinha. On the other hand, there is Maya who is played by the ‘Akira’ (2016) star.

“Sidharth’s character seems to be the first suspect, there is Maya… Her character seems to have layers as she comes with a well-thought story that may or may not have happened. Both of them have different stories to tell, which keeps the guess going…”As both Vikram and Maya lose their spouses, this could be just a coincidence or it could be a well-plotted plan by the two of them to get rid of their partners and start a new life,” said Johar.

Khanna will be essaying the role of Dev, a police officer who is trying to resolve the case, Johar reveals a bit about his character. “He is waiting to solve the case but one may wonder if this supercop has another motive like is he trying to save the culprit behind this or (is he) responsible himself?…”Also, towards the end of the trailer Vikram and Maya are seen in the room and the doorbell rings indicating that another character might have been a part of that night,” says Johar.

‘Ittefaq’ will be produced under Johar’s banner Dharma Productions together with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. The ‘Ittefaq’ marketing team have decided that they won’t be going down the same route of promoting the film on reality shows.

“The marketing strategy is also designed keeping this (story) in mind and to maintain the element of mystery for the audience. We are extremely thrilled with it and hope the audiences enjoy the way we have reimagined the 1960’s cult classic,” said Venky Mysore, CEO, Red Chillies Entertainment.

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