Shah Rukh Khan, who is co-producing the Abhay Chopra helmed film ‘Ittefaq’, which is the remake of the 1969 film of the same name, lent his star power by attending a press meet held in Mumbai yesterday.

Joining him on stage were the film’s cast – Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna, along with debut director Abhay. Co-producer Karan Johar was also there hosting the event. SRK, who was being his usual witty self spoke about how he wanted to be a part of ‘Ittefaq’ but could not due to his busy schedule. However, he feels happy to be a part of it as a producer.

At a press conference for the film yesterday, Shah Rukh said: “I wanted to be a part of Ittefaq as an actor, but I couldn’t manage time. I was shooting for Raees and Fan at that point of time, so physically it was exhausting. But I am very happy about the way [director Abhay Chopra] adapted the script and changed it a bit to make it relevant in today’s time. He has done a great job, I hope Inshallah people will love the film, once it released.”

Shah Rukh’s role was later offered to Akshaye Khanna who plays the role of a detective in the film. Directed by Abhay Chopra, ‘Ittefaq’ releases in cinemas this Friday.