A remake for Rajesh Khanna’s Ittefaq is in the works.
The film, which will be co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar, will be directed by Abhay Chopra, according to Indian Express.
Shah Rukh Khan was expected to star in the film but backed out due to unavailable dates.
“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,” the Raees actor said.
Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna will be starring in the upcoming movie. The first-look posters reveal what to expect from the film through a small tagline about each character.
“I’m a victim who got accused of being a criminal! Don’t you want to hear my story?!?” writes Sonakshi while sharing her poster.
Sidharth’s character seems to be in a similar situation as he shares, “I am accused of a crime I did not commit! Wait for my story.”
Johar shared Akshaye’s first look and described the character as “[someone who] trusts no one and suspects everyone! He only settles for the truth.”
The movie’s tagline, which reads “2 Murders 2 Suspects 2 Versions,” will be treated so as to suit the modern times.
“I have not seen the old Ittefaq. So for me, I am doing a new film. And I am sure a lot of people from our generation have not seen the original Ittefaq either,” says Sonakshi about the film. “The way film is rewritten and adapted to fit in today’s scenario and time makes it a fresh film. I am looking at it as a new film.”
Ittefaq is set to release November 3.