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Not under pressure to reprise Rajesh Khanna’s role, says Sidharth Malhotra

ANI
Published Jan 29, 2017, 6:16 pm IST
Updated Jan 29, 2017, 6:21 pm IST
Sidharth will be a part of the remake version of Yash Chopra’s murder mystery 'Ittefaq' which also stars Sonakshi.
Sidharth Malhotra
 Sidharth Malhotra

Mumbai: Sidharth Malhotra, who will be stepping into the shoes of the late superstar Rajesh Khanna for the remake of 'Ittefaq', says he is not under pressure.

Sidharth will be a part of the remake version of Yash Chopra’s murder mystery 'Ittefaq' to be jointly produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Production and BR Films.

 

''It is an adaptation and not a direct remake of Ittefaq. There are changes made to the story so it reduces the pressure of filling in the shoes of a mega and huge superstar like Rajesh Khanna ji,'' Sidharth said.

The actor says he is a huge fan of the yesteryear actor and picked Anand as his favourite from the pack of superhits delivered by Khanna. ''I am very excited about doing this film. I am a big fan of him and his films. One film of his that I have liked the most is Anand.''

The 32-year-old star says that though murder mystery thrillers are quite a rage in the West, not enough films have been made in the genre in Bollywood. ''It is a genre one hasn’t seen in a while. I haven’t done murder mystery so I am looking forward to it,'' he said.

 

Beside Sidharth, the film will star Sonakshi Sinha and the shooting will begin in Mumbai from next month.

The 1969 release, Ittefaq was a remake of British film, “Signpost to Murder” (1964), revolving around an artist, who is accused of murdering his wife. He then spends a stormy night with a rich woman who harbours a dark secret of her own.

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