Karan Johar: A thriller stops being a thriller when you put songs in it

Ittefaq Press Conference With Karan Johar & SRK
Author : Jeet Jobanputra

At the recently held press conference at Taj Lands End, Bandra, the entire cast, and crew of Ittefaq were present. Producers Shah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment), Karan Johar (Dharma Productions) and Renu Chopra (B. R. Studios) were there.

Also present were the films lead cast Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna. Director Abhay Chopra and writer Shreyas Jain also spoke at the event.

The film which is following a No-Promotion strategy organized a press conference a few days prior to its release. KJo also said that he feels a thriller loses its essence because of songs, hence there aren’t many such thriller films in Bollywood.

Some of the highlights of the event were:

Shah Rukh Khan’s First Meet With KJo

SRK said that the first time he met Karan Johar was on the sets of Karan Arjun while shooting for Jaati Hu Mai. He revealed that KJo dissed him for his choice of shoes and clothes on sets. Karan also said that he had no interest in interesting the film industry.

The present cast hasn’t seen the original Ittefaq

While talking to the media present at the event when Sonakshi was asked how does she feel stepping into Nanda’s shoes, Sidharth made this revelation that none of the present cast – Sonakshi, Akshaye and himself – have watched the original Rajesh Khanna movie.

Karan Johar’s request to Akshaye Khanna

While thanking everyone at the closure of the event Karan had a very special and personal request for Akshaye Khanna. The producer appreciated Akshaye’s acting skills and requested him to do more films.

Here are the pictures from the event:

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