Ittefaq is simply days away from launch (November three), and whereas the makers determined to keep away from promotions to construct intrigue for this suspense thriller, they acquired an endorsement of probably the most celebrity form with the presence of Shah Rukh Khan on the movie’s solely promotional occasion, on Monday night.
Becoming a member of him on stage had been the movie’s solid – and the three ‘suspects’ of Ittefaq — Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna, together with first-time director Abhay Chopra. Karan Johar, who co-produces the movie with Shah Rukh’s Pink Chillies Leisure and B R Studios, hosted the occasion with common doses of humour.
Shah Rukh Khan, who was known as the “heartbeat” of Bollywood by Karan, was his standard witty self. When Shah Rukh was requested about who the killer in Ittefaq is, he stated with amusing, “I’m the killer within the movie. I am going to come ultimately, in a singlet”.
Whereas accepting that he had no sense of both script or screenplay, Shah Rukh Khan stated that he had beloved the script of Ittefaq (an adaptation of the 1969 movie by the identical identify, which was directed by Yash Chopra) a lot, that he needed to be a part of it as an actor.
“However a greater actor than me has essayed the position and which is Akshaye. He’s extra befitting for the movie. Sadly, when the movie’s casting was taking place, at the moment I had gotten busy with Raees, Fan, and it wasn’t bodily attainable for me to take it up. I like the best way the movie is tailored, circled and altered a bit,” he stated, including that thriller was one in all his favorite genres.
Karan Johar additionally chimed in: “This movie marks so many firsts, so many associations and there may be a lot emotion on this collaboration. Considered one of our deepest honours is that we’re remaking a movie that was a benchmark in 1969. The unique Ittefaq broke floor on so many ranges. Rajesh Khanna, the celebrity of that period, who was identified for his musical information, broke myths by accepting a song-less movie that went on to change into an iconic in so some ways.”
Shah Rukh additional spoke about his equation with Akshaye Khanna, who barely spoke on the occasion: “He is at all times somewhat off beat. He is obtained a unique beat that he dances to and I discover that fascinating. He comes infrequently and creates one thing unfathomable. I actually, actually admire you as an actor. Having stated that, can I additionally ask you ‘Why the hell are you want this?”
When Karan instructed Akshaye that he was his favorite, “however we see so little of you” — pat got here his reply, “However you by no means work with me.”
Additional speaking concerning the upcoming film, Shah Rukh referred to the 1969 Ittefaq – not to attract similarities however solely to spotlight that the brand new one shouldn’t be considereda remake. “The premise is perhaps just like the 1969 Ittefaq however the film has taken a flight of its personal,” he stated.
“The unique movie was very theatrical and it was based mostly on a play. We don’t make too many thrillers and haven’t got younger administrators adapting from a traditional. However on this case this [Ittefaq] it’s making one in all my favorite movies extra related for at this time. Some movies I’ve accomplished, as an example Devdas, would by no means have been higher than the traditional. Don would by no means be higher than Bachchan saab’s Don. Hopefully kids will like Ittefaq,” stated Shah Rukh Khan.
So are the producers pleased with the thrill the movie has created with no promotions?
“Having no promotions has constructed intrigue for a movie like this. I’m not saying that you just apply this machine for each movie, however for this specific style, I felt it was integral that we don’t go on the market and discuss it again and again. I’m happy with the movie and that may ultimately converse for itself,” stated Karan, who believed that the younger director helmed the situation with a good rein. “His adaptation of the unique is new, it’s inventful and but it has all of the tropes that include a whodunit,” he added.
Moreover blockbusters, if there may be one factor that Shah Rukh and Karan have been giving us, it’s their friendship targets.
Their movie collaborations, be it Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, or most lately Expensive Zindagi, have at all times been greater than profitable and Ittefaq marks their 10th collaboration. Speaking about their camaraderie, brotherhood and household ties, Shah Rukh stated light-heartedly that he and Karan will most likely develop previous collectively and launch their movies on a wheel chair.
On being requested about doing a movie with Karan in future, Shah Rukh stated, “We’ve got been discussing plenty of concepts over the previous two years, however we haven’t finalised something but. Folks have at all times stated that we make comparable type of movies, so subsequent time we are going to do one thing that makes us and everybody comfortable.”
And eventually, it seems to be like Karan won’t ever let go of a chance to take a dig on the sensitive matter of nepotism. On the occasion he went on to say how his protégé, Sidharth and buddy Shah Rukh Khan had been “two non-nepotistic folks” within the crew. “We’ve got two non nepotistic folks – Shah Rukh Khan and Sidharth Malhotra, standing on the two excessive ends of the panel, and the remaining, Akshaye, Sonakshi and myself – are the model ambassadors of nepotism.”