Shah Rukh Khan said he wanted to star in the remake of the late Rajesh Khanna classic ‘Ittefaq’ (1969), which has Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles for the first time.
According to the Indian Express, Khan who was keen in reprising Khanna’s character, said it was not possible for him as there was a “date issue.”
Khan is teaming up with Karan Johar and BR films to produce the remake of the 1969 Yash Chopra-directed murder mystery.
Recently Khan received the 4th National Yash Chopra Memorial Award, and at the event Khan revealed that he wanted to star in the movie. “I wanted to do the film. I really wanted to do it when I heard the script. But I was doing other films. So, I couldn’t. But the team, which is doing right now, is great.”
But all is not lost for the ‘Raees’ (2017) actor, as being one of the producers he is still closely involved. For Khan this film is one of his favourites, “I am glad I am remaking Ittefaq. I also like Yash ji’s Waqt. It is beautiful. From my own films with him, I think it would be Jab Tak Hai Jaan because that was his last movie.”
The ‘Iffefaq’ remake went on the floors last week and is being produced by BR Chopra’s grandson Abhay Chopra. The film will closely follow the original storyline, but a few tweaks have been made in the script to suit the current audience.