Wanted to be a part of Ittefaq as actor: Shah Rukh Khan

The actor, who is co-producing the film, says he wanted to star in it also, but couldn't due to schedule conflicts
Wanted to be a part of Ittefaq as actor: Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan says he wanted to play a part in the upcoming film Ittefaq, but could not due to his busy schedule. However, he feels happy to be a part of it as a producer.

At a press conference on Monday, the actor told media: "I wanted to be a part of Ittefaq as an actor, but I couldn't manage time. I was shooting for Raees and Fan at that point of time, so physically it was exhausting. But I am very happy with the way (director) Abhay (Chopra) adapted the script and changed it a bit to make it relevant in today's time. He has done a great job, I hope Insh' Allah people will love the film, once it released."

The role meant for Shah Rukh eventually went to Akshaye Khanna.

Shah Rukh, who was in conversation with co-producer Karan Johar, expressed his excitement at collaborating with him all over again as, after some iconic films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, My Name Is Khan, and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, they have not worked together for a long time.

Annoyed by the speculation if they have any problem in their relationship, the actor said: "There are some relationships in our life that do not need explanation. Every time he does a film without me, such questions arise. If we are doing a film, we should be happy to do it, we should feel excited about the story otherwise, we can say no to each other, without fearing anything about our relationship."

" I want to say on record, once and for all, I never ever had any problem with Karan Johar and I love him unconditionally. We are a family and we will grow old together, and maybe at the age of 105, on our wheelchairs, we will promote the film in one of such platform. Or maybe we won't be able to work together, but the love, the brotherhood will always be there. If Karan is in any trouble, I will be the first person to stand by him," he added.

Ittefaq, featuring Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna and Sonakshi Sinha, is releasing on November 3

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