- "Akshaye will be the backbone of this film," read a comment
- Akshaye plays a cop
- Ittefaq is a remake of Rajesh Khanna's 1969 film
This is Akshaye Khanna as the seeker of truth in Ittefaq:
"Love to see Akshaye Khanna, awesome actor with so much talent," reads one typically gushing tweet. "Brilliant actor who is yet to get his rightful recognition," read another. "Akshaye will be the backbone of this film," read a third, summing up the general sentiment.
#akshaye will be the backbone of this film. Hope this will be the best thriller movie of this year. Script script script.........— Gurjant Singh (@Gurjant_s_bains) October 4, 2017
Now I will watch this movie because of him— Muhammad Abdul Azim (@mazim989) October 4, 2017
Akshaye Khanna...brilliant actor who is yet to get his rightful recognition. Bollywood r u listening?— Ramesh Mani (@RameshM39773073) October 4, 2017
Akshaye khannaaaaaa! True badass cop waiting to watch this magnificent actor pursuing the truth #Ittefaq— Akshay Dani (@AkshayDani1) October 4, 2017
Love to see akshay khanna... Awesome actor with so much talent— Boynextdoor (@boynextdoor2009) October 4, 2017
He may not hv got the success which he deserved, he may not b as popular as some of the star kids. But he is one of my fav actors.— beinganubhav (@a4anubhav) October 4, 2017
Akshaye Khanna has been made a career of sorts out of playing cops in films such as 36 China Town and the recent MOM - a couple of tweets did say they would like to see him in a different role.
Looking great, Akshaye! But plz don't do the same role in every film. U deserve much better.— Nibbles (@nibbzu) October 4, 2017
He again back like 36 China Town.. All the best for #Ittefaq looks very thrilling.— Chetan/Super30 (@ChetsPathak) October 4, 2017
Few responses were as kind to either Sidharth Malhotra or Sonakshi Sinha, with one tweet describing Sidharth as a 'vela actor' with 'zero talent':
Take my advice Pl don't cast this siddharth malhotra.. Kya vela actor hai.. Absolutely ZERO talent— Boynextdoor (@boynextdoor2009) October 4, 2017
The 1969 original, directed by Yash Chopra, starred Rajesh Khanna, Nanda and Bindu in key roles. Iftekhar played the police inspector and Madan Puri was cast as a public prosecutor.
Ittefaq the sequel will release on November 3.