SRK with Sid, Sona and the director of the film Abhay Chopra (far right) Image: Instagram
Shah Rukh Khan's hands-on producer act is no Ittefaq, as the Raees star dropped by on the sets of the Ittefaq remake, starring the Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha, to wish them good luck.
Ittefaq, a recreation of late Yash Chopra's eponymous 1969 directorial, began on Monday and SRK dropped in on the sets on Day 1 of the shoot, to give his creative inputs to the excited cast.
Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment is co-producing the movie along with Dharma Productions and B.R. Films. The Ittefaq remake is being directed by the late B.R. Chopra's grandson Abhay Chopra.
"Great day one of 'Ittefaq'. Thank you SRK sir. This one will be special," Sidharth shared on Instagram, with a photograph featuring the team with the movie's clapboard.
Sidharth, who sported bruises on his face for his role in the murder mystery, is clearly very enthusiastic about the shoot. Sid has clearly come a long way from playing assistant director on SRK's hit My Name is Khan to being the lead in his production.
"It was great to have Shah Rukh sir visit us on the sets. He gave us tips and creative suggestions on our roles. I am really excited to create this film with Dharma and Red Chillies," Sidharth said in a statement.
Sid's Ittefaq co-star Sonakshi, too, couldn't be any happier. "Thank YOU SRK, Karan Johar and of B.R. Films. Was an amazing first day on set today with you all! Great start to our 'Ittefaq' journey," she tweeted. Interestingly, Sid and Sona won't be seen as a romantic couple in the film, but instead have strong lead roles to themselves,
While SRK said the original Ittefaq, which featured Rajesh Khanna, Nanda and Bindu, is one of his "favourite films by Yashji", Karan said the team was "excited to recreate the magic".
"My favourite films by Yashji, 'Ittefaq' is being recreated by Abhay. Thanks Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye. Also, B.R. and Dharma Films tie up with RCE," Shah Rukh tweeted.
Karan, too, tweeted a picture of the main lead on his Instagram page and thanked Shah Rukh for his support. He also said Sidharth and Sonakshi make a "smashing pair". And it's no Ittefaq that the film looks so promising already.
(With inputs from IANS)