SRK was the first choice for Ittefaq as an actor

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan desired to act in the forthcoming Ittefaq, however, he was gripped by his busy schedule, but he is glad that he is the producer of the film. During the press conference of the film Shah Rukh Khan said, “I wanted to be a part of Ittefaq as an actor, but I couldn’t manage time. I was shooting for Raees and Fan at that point of time, so physically it was exhausting. But I am very happy that the way (director) Abhay (Chopra) adapted the script, changed a bit to make it relevant in today’s time… he has done a great job, I hope Insh’ Allah people will love the film, once it released.”

Shah Rukh Khan was supposedly to play the role of a cop in the film, but Akshaye Khanna stepped into his shoes, thereby passing the role to Akshaye Khanna.

Shah Rukh Khan is elated to join forces with Karan Johar yet again and refutes any rumour about their relationship differences. Shah Rukh Khan said, “There is some relationship in our life that does not need explanation and mention of how much I love Karan and how we are bonded. Every time if he is doing a film without me, such questions arise. As the actor-director duo, if we are doing a film, we should be happy to do it, we should feel excited about the story otherwise, we can say no to each other, without fearing anything about our relationship.”

“For one and for all I want to say it on record, I never ever had any problem with Karan Johar and I love him unconditionally. We are a family and we will grow old together and may be at the age of 105, on our wheelchair, we will promote the film in one of such platform, maybe we won’t be able to work together but the love, the brotherhood will always be there. If any day, Karan is in any trouble, I will be the first person to stand by him,” he added.

Starring Sidharth Malhotra, Akshay Khanna and Sonakshi Sinha, Ittefaq will hit the theaters on November 3.