‘It’s a blessing to recreate what Shahid Kapoor did 20 years ago’ – Rohit Saraf on his upcoming movie ‘Ishq Vishk Rebound’

Rohit Saraf revealed that he, too, was overwhelmed to be cast in the film because it has been a part of his childhood and youth.

The makers of Rohit Saraf and Pashmina Roshan’s new film Ishq Vishk Rebound revealed the title tune on Tuesday at a spectacular event, giving the ’90s youth a rush of nostalgia. The occasion was attended by the lead pair’s co-stars, Jibraan Khan and Naila Grrewal, as well as legendary film producer Ramesh Taurani.

While the premise of Ishq Vishk Rebound is entirely new, set against the backdrop of Gen Z love, the producers added a touch of nostalgia by replicating the chartbuster Ishq Vishk theme from the 2003 film starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao.


Speaking along the same lines, Rohit Saraf revealed that he, too, was overwhelmed to be cast in the film, as it had been a part of his upbringing and youth.

“It’s a dream come true. It’s a legacy that I’m very grateful to be a part of. I’ve grown up listening and dancing to this iconic song which has been a cult for ’90s kids. I’m still fanboying over what Shahid did all those years ago, and to be able to recreate that in my own way is a sheer blessing. I’m really very excited for you all to watch the song and the whole movie,” he gushed.

Pashmina Roshan, who marks her Bollywood debut with Ishq Vishk Rebound, said, “I’m so grateful I’ve gotten the opportunity to be a part of this film and this song. It’s an iconic song, and to be able to recreate it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I have given my 100 percent to this film, and I hope I’ve done full justice to this opportunity.”

Jibraan Khan is most known for his role as Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s son Krishi in the iconic film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, and after 20 years of developing his craft, he is about to make his Bollywood debut as a hero.

An emotional Jibraan shared, “It’s been a very long journey for me. It’s been around two decades since you last saw me on screen, and I was this little kid, and today I’m back, and I hope people like me now as well. Life has come full circle for me, as I’ve actually danced to this song as a kid. This is also very special because I was a part of Shiamak Davar’s dance group just like Shahid, and I too have worked as a background dancer for him, so all of this really feels special. I really hope people like this song because we’ve worked really hard.”

Producer Ramesh Taurani shared that he decided to recreate his own film because the times have changed and the dynamics too. “This is not a remake or sequel of the original Ishq Vishk. It’s just a film from the franchise which is more relevant to today’s times. We all can never get enough of songs and romcoms and what better than recreating this idea of the film which was loved by the youth back then,” he stated.

The film Ishq Vishk Rebound will be released on June 21.