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, “Deepika is like one of the boys in the film. She plays a bar dancer, who is called by Shah Rukh to teach his team of robbers how to dance in a global dance competition. The mutual attraction between SRK and Deepika is hinted at very gently. There is no attempt to cash in on the Chennai Express chemistry between the pair.”
“She feels she’s an artiste and therefore superior to the male actors, whom she has been called to teach how to dance,” says the source.
According to sources, this was Shah Rukh Khan’s idea.
“He wanted Farah to focus on the caper, and tone down the romantic element with Deepika,” says the source.