KJo Introduces Shah Rukh Khan and Sidharth Malhotra As ‘Non Nepotistic'

Before he goes on to introduce himself, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna, as Brand Ambassadors of nepotism...

Just a few minutes back, Shah Rukh Khan joined the cast of Karan Johar’s Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna starrer Ittefaq, at Mumbai’s Taj Lands End.

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Shah Rukh Khan & Karan Johar  At Ittefaq Media Meet

Introducing the stars, KJo said, “We have two non nepotistic people - Shah Rukh Khan and Sidharth Malhotra, and the remaining, Akshaye Khanna, Sonakshi Sinha, and myself - are the brand ambassadors of nepotism.”

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Ittefaq is inspired from the 1969 film by the same name, directed by Yash Chopra.

Shah Rukh thanked Karan for making, “Ittefaq(1969), one his favourite films, relevant in today’s time because some films like Devdas and Don, which I have done, will never be better than the classic. It’s an attempt to reintroduce the great cinema.”

KJO said he thought Akshaye Khanna was “weird” and “scary” before proceeding to thank for coming on-board for the film.  “You said no to Qurbaan, we know how that shaped up (laughs). I’m glad you said yes this time. I thought, you might say yes, or you might say no, there is no way of gauging from your tone. I was telling someone -This dude is weird! You have a really scary tone Akshaye,” added KJO.

Sonakshi said that her father, veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha couldn’t do Ittefaq (1969)... but she’s doing it now, “life has come full circle,” added Sona.

Ittefaq is an upcoming 2017 Indian thriller film, directed by Abhay Chopra and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Dharma Productions.

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