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Shatrughan Sinha was supposed to do Ittefaq

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Nov 4, 2017, 12:44 am IST
Updated : Nov 4, 2017, 12:44 am IST

The actor recalled that he had to reject the movie because of date issues.

Shatrughan Sinha
 Shatrughan Sinha

“Yeh bade Ittefaq ki baat hai,” puns the inimitable Shatrughan Sinha when reminded that he was supposed to do the original version of Ittefaq.

“Due to date clashes, I couldn’t do Ittefaq when it was offered to me by the amazing B.R. Chopra and brother Yash Chopra. I eventually did work withYashji in Kala Patthar.  But I never got the chance to  work with B.R. saab. Now my daughter Sonakshi is in Ittefaq directed by his son. The Indian movie industry is like a rollercoaster ride. Kabhi yahan kabhi wahan,” he says, admitting that he has not seen the new Ittefaq as yet.

“But I remember how powerful Rajesh Khanna and Nanda were in the original. I can’t imagine me being in  the film. I am  sure Siddharth Malhotra and Sonakshi have done a good job.” Shatrughan has his fingers crossed.

  Ask him to name his daughter’s favourite  film, and he promptly says, “Lootera. She was a revelation in that. I  felt very proud of her after seeing Lootera. I am sure I will feel equally proud of her in Ittefaq. Such stories are timeless.”

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