IT BEGINS! Sidharth Malhotra- Sonakshi Sinha Start Shooting For Ittefaq; Check Out The Picture

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The film starring Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha is a remake of Rajesh Khanna-Nanda starrer Ittefaq and is jointly produced by Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar and B.R Chopra films.

Here today shooting pics 

The remake is being produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies, along with BR Chopra films. The film is also directed by Abhay Chopra, the grand nephew of the late Yash Chopra. While Malhotra is set to step into the shoes of Khanna, Sonakshi Sinha will be taking up the role played by actress Nanda in the original film. 

The image also shows Malhotra's hand carrying a bruise that fits in with the image of him as an on-the-run murderer. In an interview, Malhotra had said he was excited to work on the film, adding, "The character I portray is unlike any of the characters I have played so far and I am really excited to retrieve the genre of murder mystery with the classic cult movie." 

The film is expected to be ready for theatrical release by the end of the year. 

The original film starred Rajesh Khanna and Nanda in the lead roles and was directed by Yash Chopra. It was a big box office success. Sidharth Malhotra will reprise Rajesh Khanna’s role and Sonakshi Sinha will take on the role played by Nanda.

While we wait with bated breath for the release of the remake, here’s all you need to know about the original Rajesh Khanna starrer:

Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha's much awaited film Ittefaq hit the shooting floors today. The film which wiill be helmed by Abhay Chopra is an official remake of the hit 1969 murder mystery Ittefaq which starred Rajesh Khanna and Nanda in lead roles.

Sid took to his Twitter handle to announce that the film has rolled and posted a picture of the clapperboard...


It begins  @sonakshisinha directed by@abhayrchopra prod @iamsrk @karanjohar@junochopra

Embarking on a new journey today! Wish us luck 😊 @S1dharthM @karanjohar @DharmaMovies@RedChilliesEnt

His leading lady Sonakshi too expressed her excitement on Twitter with this post...

# Ittefaq was only the fourth film in the history of Indian cinema to feature no songs at all.

 The film’s plot unravels entirely over the course of one stormy night.

# Rajesh Khanna is accused of his wife’s murder and is sent to a mental asylum. He escapes from the asylum and takes refuge in a lonely woman’s (Nanda) house, only to find another body there. He is now accused of two murders.

The original film Ittefaq itself was inspired by the 1964 Hollywood film, Signpost To Murder. However, Ittefaq was more appreciated by the critics and was a bigger success at the box office.

# Ittefaq was one of Rajesh Khanna’s 17 consecutive hits during the years 1969 and 1971

# Yash Chopra won a Filmfare award in the Best Director category for the film.

# This was Yash Chopra’s last film for his brother’s production house, BR Films. They are also one of the producers of the remake

Earlier in an interview while talking about the film, Sidharth had revealed that the story won't be same. He had said, "It's not exactly the same. The premise will be different although the gist is the same. It is still about one night but we have modified the script. Otherwise, everyone knows what it's all about and there would be no fun. All the characters here are motivated differently."

On the other hand, Sonakshi had revealed why she chose to do this movie. She was quoted saying, "The story demands the character to be played from two perspectives. I found that interesting. It's not completely black or white. It has some grey areas too, and that's what drew me towards this film."

Ittefaq is jointly produced by Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar and B.R Chopra Films.

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