Sonakshi Sinha: Dad (Shatrughan) was first offered the original 1969 ‘Ittefaq’
Sonakshi reveals dad Shatrughan was first offered the original 1969 movie; mom Poonam was a favourite with BR Chopra banner
Sonakshi Sinha has started shooting for Ittefaq, which a remake of BR Chopra’s eponymous 1969 production that was directed by Yash Chopra.
The remake is being helmed by Chopra’s grandson, Abhay.But not Sonakshi revealed that her father, Shatrughan Sinha, was the first choice for the original film, which eventually starred Rajesh Khanna.
Shatrughan couldn’t take it up due to date issues. Sonakshi says, “It feels like life has come a full circle. I didn’t even know dad was offered Ittefaq till I signed it (the remake).”
Shatrughan is thrilled that his daughter is part of the film. “When he heard about it, he was happy. It’s a great role.” There’s another connect between the Sinhas and BR Chopra’s banner.
On the other hand, Sonakshi’s mother, Poonam’s second film as actress, Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969), under the same production.
Currently, Sonakshi is gearing up for the release of Noor. The film sees Sonakshi Sinha playing a journalist and the story revolves around her misadventures – some happy, some sad.