Siddharth and Sonakshi to step away from Ittefaq promotion

Having paired as the leads in the film for the first time, Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra and actress Sonakshi Sinha will not promote their upcoming film Ittefaq, because producer Karan Johar believes that it would be challenging for them to talk about the culprit without telling the story of the film. The film is the remake of the original 1969 film Ittefaq starring Rajesh Khanna, Madan Puri and Nanda. Helmed by Abhay Chopra, the new Ittefaq also features Akshay Khanna as the cop.

“There will be no promotions as you never know what the actors or the director might say, what if they say anything by mistake. So, we have decided to keep them away from promotions, no interviews nothing. It’s a producer’s film,” Johar said.

“It is difficult to maintain the mystery of such films. It’s going to be for the first time that we will have no promotions for the film from the actor’s perspective,” Karan Johar said.

Being the fan of the original film, Karan Johar was excited to watch the thriller yet again.

“I have seen it three to four times and I am a big fan of it. I also saw this one (the remake) while the editing was going on… It is a true adaptation, it is not a straight copy. It is different from the original,” Karan Johar said at the trailer launch of the remake of the film.

Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Dharma Productions, Ittefaq is set to release on November 3.