Filmmaker Karan Johar is excited about his next home production “Ittefaq” and he said the movie will bring back age of edge-of-the-seat entertainers in Bollywood that hold the audience’s attention till the end. Recently Karan Johar released the promotional trailer for his forthcoming film ‘Ittefaq’, which he believes will put the crime thriller back on the map in terms of edge-of-the-seat entertainment. The film will see Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles.
Karan said that the film will have the audiences gripped. The story is about two suspects who are both accused of the same murder. Malhotra’s character Vikram Sethi is suspected of two counts of murder – one of his wife Catherine Sethi and the other of Shekhar Sinha. On the other hand, there is Maya who is played by the ‘Akira’ (2016) star.
“Sidharth’s character seems to be the first suspect, there is Maya… Her character seems to have layers as she comes with a well-thought story that may or may not have happened. Both of them have different stories to tell, which keeps the guess going…”As both Vikram and Maya lose their spouses, this could be just a coincidence or it could be a well-plotted plan by the two of them to get rid of their partners and start a new life,” said Johar.
The makers have decided not to follow the usual marketing route to promote the film on various reality shows with actors but they do have a plan to let the audience know about the film while keeping the mystery intact. “The marketing strategy is also designed keeping this (story) in mind and to maintain the element of mystery for the audience. We are extremely thrilled with it and hope the audiences enjoy the way we have reimagined the 1960’s cult classic,” Venky Mysore, CEO, Red Chillies Entertainment, said. Directed by Abhay Chopra, the thriller is set to open in theatres on November 3.