- Shah Rukh was speaking at a promotional event on Ittefaq
- Akshaye Khanna stars as an investigating officer in the movie
- Ittefaq releases this Friday
"He's extremely reticent and quiet and that's why he comes across as strange," is how Shah Rukh responded to Karan's statement that he finds Akshaye somewhat "scary". "You have a really scary tone Akshay - you don't have a tone at all," is what Karan added while mentioning Akshaye avoided being part of Ittefaq promotions in order to maintain his sleeping pattern. "Why are you link this?" asked Karan.
"He's always a little off beat. He's got a different beat that he dances to and I find that interesting. He comes once in a while and creates something unfathomable. I really, really appreciate you as an actor. Having said that, I can also ask you 'Why the hell are you like this?'" Shah Rukh said addressing Akshaye, whose reaction was a bout of laughter.
Talking about the upcoming movie, Shah Rukh referred to the 1969 Ittefaq - not to draw similarities but only to highlight that the new one should not be considered as a remake. "What's wrongly essayed is that it's not a remake - the premise might be similar to the 1969 Ittefaq but the movie has taken a flight of its own," said Shah Rukh, adding that the characters played by Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra have added their own charm to it.
Talking about ittefaq IRL, Shah Rukh also spoke about his chance encounter (first ever) with Karan Johar on the sets of 1995 movie Karan Arjun. Till then, Karan had no intentions of joining Bollywood but SRK says what's been a matter of ittefaq: "Being in touch with me convinced him that 'let's make movies' because my dad is a filmmaker." 1998's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was Karan Johar's debut movie as a director, starring Shah Rukh in the lead.
Ittefaq, a murder mystery, casts Sidharth and Sonakshi as two key suspects while Akshaye Khanna plays the investigating officer. Ittefaq releases this Friday.