For those expecting Shah Rukh Khan to romance Deepika Padukone like he did in Om Shanti Om and Chennai Express, they are in for a surprise. Because according to sources, no such thing is going to happen in Happy New Year.
Says a source close to the project, â€œDeepika is like one of the boys in the film. She plays a bar dancer, who is called by ShahÂ RukhÂ to teach his team of robbers how to dance in a global dance competition. The mutual attraction between SRKÂ andÂ DeepikaÂ is hinted at very gently. There is no attempt to cash in on theÂ Chennai ExpressÂ chemistry between the pair.â€
â€œShe feels she’s an artiste and therefore superior to the male actors, whom she has been called to teach how to dance,â€ says the source.
According to sources, this was ShahÂ RukhÂ Khan’s idea.
â€œHe wanted Farah to focus on the caper, and tone down the romantic element with Deepika,â€ says the source.