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Shah Rukh Khan: Remakes reintroduces good films to the youngsters

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been a part of remakes like ‘Devdas’ and ‘Don’, said he loved introducing ‘Ittefaq’ to a new generation as the Rajesh Khanna-starrer was his mother’s favourite movie.

Shah Rukh has produced the remake of 1969 thriller with Karan Johar and BR Films. Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna feature in the new version that has been directed by Abhay Chopra.

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“When I was growing up, it was my mother’s favourite film. Rajesh Khanna and Nanda ji both were good. I found the story interesting. It is exciting for these two boys (Abhay and Kapil Chopra) to remake a classic,” Shah Rukh said at a promotional event of the movie.

Calling the original film one of his favourite thrillers in Hindi cinema, Shah Rukh said, “I have done ‘Devdas’, which would never be better than the classic (and) ‘Don’, which would never be better than Bachchan sahab’s (version).”

“Somewhere down the line, (it is) just to reintroduce great cinema that perhaps passes the youngsters by. So ‘Ittefaq’ is another move in that line. Hopefully, youngsters will like it,” he added.

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