Sonakshi Sinha has been the talk of the tinseltown for her two recent releases – Force 2 and Akira – in which she has been hailed for her power-packed performances. Sonakshi experimented with the action-oriented genre through her film Akira for the first time. Now, this versatile actress is all set to star in another film of a different genre – a mystery! Sonakshi Sinha’s thriller is a remake of the 1969 hit Ittefaq. The original film starred superstars Rajesh Khanna and Nanda. The movie was produced by BR Chopra and directed by his Yash Chopra. Now, BR Films is all set to remake the film again in collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. The film will star the unusual pair of Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra!

The original Ittefaq was appreciated by critics, as it was a very different film as compared to others in that era. The Ittefaq remake will have some new twists and turns, even though the essence of the movie will be the same as of the original. As reported in DNA, Sidharth Malhotra said, “It’s not exactly the same. The premise will be different although the gist is the same. It is still about one night but we have modified the script. Otherwise everyone knows what it’s all about and there would be no fun. All the characters here are motivated differently.”

The new plot is necessary to keep the audience hooked to the the screen, as everyone is aware of what happened in the original film. The original Ittefaq was an experiment by Yash Chopra in the time of masala Bollywood movies that took about one to two years to complete. However, it is said that Yash Chopra completed Ittefaq in 40 days and the movie was shot at a single location. The film had also surprised people due its short length. The new Ittefaq is also walking the same trail and will be short! (ALSO READ: Force 2 box office collection: This John Abraham-Sonakshi Sinha film is off to a great start despite demonetization!)

Talking about the movie further, handsome hunk Sidharth Malhotra said, “It will be a very short, quick film. We want to make it in a very thrilling manner — in two hours or maybe less than that if we can. That’s our plan.” Sidharth Malhotra was last seen in Baar Baar Dekho opposite Katrina Kaif. Baar Baar Dekho was a light-hearted film where Sidharth Malhotra played a boy-next-door who happened to travel in time. However Ittefaq will give him some screen space to show his mysterious side.

Talking about his role in Ittefaq, B-town’s Student of the Year said, “I am really excited to work on this project. The script is brilliant and it will be a new screen character for me.”

The new Ittefaq starring Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra will go on floors in 2017. The movie will release only by mid or the end of 2017. Well, with this exciting piece of news, we are keen to see B’town’s asli Sona and Sid in a different avatar altogether!