We know that Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha have shot for their much talked about movie, which was previously titled Ittefaq but now named to It Happened One Night. The movie is a modern adaptation of the Yash Chopra directed 1969 murder mystery film titled Ittefaq. It starred the veteran actor Rajesh Khanna, Nanda and Sujit Kumar in the lead roles.
Sonakshi and Sidharth are sharing the screen space for the first time in the remake, which is being co-produced by Red Chillies, Dharma Productions and BR films. The movie is a modern adaptation of the Yash Chopra directed 1969 murder mystery film titled Ittefaq. Shah Rukh Khan therefore took to Twitter to share the new title of the film. Sharing a still from the movie, he wrote, “What exactly happened that night? #ItHappenedOneNight @S1dharthM @sonakshisinha @karanjohar @junochopra @abhayrchopra.”
Sidharth Malhotra begs to differ. In an interview, he had once 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”.
Earlier, while talking to media, Sid had shared his excitement on doing the remake of the first superstar’s film. He said, ” I am extremely excited for ‘Ittefaq’. It is a remake of the super-hit 1969 film ‘Ittefaq.’ The benchmark for me has already been set as superstar Rajesh Khanna was a part of the film back then, and I have to match up to his acting abilities in this remake,” concluded the actor.
Sonakshi had spoken about the movie sometime back. Revealing that she will play a negative character for the first time in this film, she had said, “I have not seen the old Ittefaq. So for me, I am doing a new film. And I am sure a lot of people from our generation have not seen the original Ittefaq either. The way the film is rewritten and adapted to fit in today’s scenario and time, makes it a fresh film. I am looking at it as a new film. It was the novelty of the part that drew me to the movie.” Sidharth had said, “It feels great to know that I’ve been chosen to recreate the magic of Rajesh Khanna and Nanda’s edge-of-the-seat thriller. We’ve reworked the script to suit the current times, but kept the essence intact.”
It Happened One Night will be helmed by Abhay Chopra, the grandson of B.R.Chopra, and is expected to release on November 3rd this year.
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