But, when SRK couldn’t do to it due to prior commitments, he decided to co-produce the suspense thriller with Karan Johar and Renu Ravi Chopra. King Khan is extremely happy with the way the upcoming movie has been directed by Abhay Chopra, and the person who has impressed Shah Rukh the most is Akshaye, who portrays the role of a tough cop.
Shah Rukh says, “Akshaye is unreadable and that’s one of the plus points of the film. Personally, I feel that nobody could have essayed this role better than him. Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha present an able foil to Akshaye’s character in the film, which just adds to his performance and portrayal of this tough, no-nonsense cop.”
SRK goes on to say that he is a big fan of the actor. “I’ve always been extremely fond of Akshaye and his acting abilities. I’m a big fan of his work. There’s a strange mystique about him that reflects in his acting. He does very little, but conveys a gamut of emotions effortlessly. As an audience, he always keeps you guessing about his character’s journey.”
Ittefaq is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, BR Studios and Dharma Productions and releases in cinemas this Friday 3rd November.
Watch the Interrogation with Karan Johar here:
Directed by Abhay Chopra, Ittefaq is the story of Dev (Akshaye Khanna), a police officer, who is investigating a double murder case that has only two witnesses, who are also the prime suspects. The suspects – Vikram (Siddharth Malhotra), an acclaimed writer, and Maya (Sonakshi Sinha), a young homemaker, have different narratives about the events of that fateful night. Both the stories seem true but there can be only one truth. Dev is torn between the two versions of the story, and will not settle till he finds out what happened that night.
Ittefaq releases in cinemas this Friday 3rd November 2017