Mumbai: Ittefaq is just few days away from release and the makers have opted for low key promotions for the film. But at the press meet event, Shah Rukh Khan was spotted addressing about the film on Tuesday evening. SRK was Joined on stage by the film's cast - Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna, along with first-time director Abhay Chopra, his brother Kapil Chopra and Karan Johar – who is co-producing the movie with SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment and B.R. Studios.
Talking about the upcoming movie, Shah Rukh referred to the 1969 Ittefaq - not to draw similarities but only to highlight that the new one should not be considered as a remake. "What's wrongly essayed is that it's not a remake - the premise might be similar to the 1969 Ittefaq but the movie has taken a flight of its own," said Shah Rukh. He also added that the characters played by Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha have infused their own charm to it.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who stirred up the conversation on nepotism in an award function this year, raised up the issue once again during the promotional activity of his upcoming film 'Ittefaq'.
While speaking at the press conference for the film, Johar pointed out to the media-persons that this group was a fine example of a successful co-existence of star kids and outsiders.
The filmmaker shared, "At the two ends of this line, we have two non-nepotistic people and in the centre are the brand ambassadors of nepotism. Sidharth Malhotra and Shah Rukh Khan do not represent nepotism, which also speaks volumes about how both can work equally, efficiently and correctly."
During the IIFA Award ceremony in New York earlier this year, Karan, along with Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan, joked about nepotism and mentioned the name of National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who earlier called him a "flag bearer of nepotism" on his chat show.
When asked about the Telugu remake of the film 'Ittefaq', the filmmaker cleared the air by saying, "Well, there are negotiations going on but nothing is confirmed on Telugu remake."
The movie is about a man named Vikram (Sidharth Malhotra), who is suspected of murdering two people in one night. Then, there’s another woman named Maya (Sonakshi Sinha), who meets him in her apartment, and they both tell different versions of the same night to the detective, Dev played by Akshaye Khanna. The mystery is about who is telling the truth and who is not, and who killed the two people.
'Ittefaq' is jointly produced by Karan's Dharma Productions and Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
The movie marks the tenth collaboration together.
Helmed by first time director, Abhay Chopra, 'Ittefaq' stars Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles. It is an adaptation of the 1969 film by the same name, which was directed by Yash Chopra.
The film is slated to release on November 3.