The superhit duo, Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan are back! And they are back with a vengeance. After making two superhit movies together, ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’, SRK has roped in Farah Khan to direct his next movie, ‘Happy New Year’.
While the first look poster of the movie was released on all the social media platforms and not an usual press confrence, King Khan made sure that this launch turns out to be a festive event. Not releasing the poster on the official page and handle of te movie, SRK chose to send the poster to many of his fans with a personalized message for everyone, making sure that their new year starts with a bang!
Now what more would SRKians (his fans) wished for? His favourite superstar sending him personal message was nothing less than a dream come true for them.
With the characters dressed in suave black, SRK appears in a rugged look in the movie, just like he ahd appeared in ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’.
‘Happy New Year’ was the idea that director Farah Khan had thought of just after wrapping up her debut movie, ‘Main Hoon Na’. She was keen to start the movie soon. But as luck would have it, she shelved the idea and later made ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Tees Maar Khan’ with Shahrukh and Akshay Kumar respectively. But the idea, it was still,in her mind, noted in her personal diary.
Years after, the entertaining director then re-worked on the script and completed her final draft of ‘Happy Mew Year’ in October 2012. While Shahrukh was busy shooting for his blockbuster movie, ‘Chennai Express’, Farah chose to wait for him to finish his commitments. He was her immediate choice for the lead. But to essay the other pivotal roles, Farah had to go though a lot of brain storming. After a lot of efforts, she finally managed to assemble the talented team of actors – Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah – to play pivotal roles in the movie.
Now for the leading lady of the movie, Farah had to struggle too. While there were reports of her approaching Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi and even hit television actress, Ankita Lokhande, the role finally went to the very beautiful and talented Deepika Padukone.
It is to reminded that Deepika had made her Bollywood debut with Farah’s superhit movie, ‘Om Shanti Om’. This is their second together. With Shahrukh Khan, ‘Happy New Year’ is her third movie, second in a row after ‘Chennai Express’.
Promoted to be a musical heist, the movie will be high on dance as announced by the poster. While SRK’s close friend Abhishek Bachchan was easy to rope in for the high-budgeted movie, Sonu Sood’s character was first offered to the handsome John Abraham. But John had respectfully declined the offer, saying he wants to play meatier roles now. Reportedly, he had shown his ‘Shootout At Wadala’ to SRK too, to convience him that he is now capable of doing bigger roles. The next choice for the movie was Sonu Sood and gladly embraced the role. He plays the role of a guy who is high on muscle power. Shahrukh had even compared his role to Hulk, who does not think much before making any destruction.
According to a news published sometime back, Sonu had even promised Farah to build the best physique in B-Town and is training his co-stars as well. Spotted in recent events, Sonu is looking fitter and bulkier that ever.
The movie does not only star experienced actors like Shahrukh and Boman, it has the newbie Vivaan Shah too. He plays a computer hacker in the movie and will be narrating the first half of the movie too. Son of Naseeruddin Shah, the young boy can be spotted crouched in the poster.
The actor had made his acting debut with Priyanka Chopra in ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ in which he had played her youngest husband.
Just a couple of days before the release of it’s first look poster, there were reports that Farah Khan is planning to rope in industry’s biggies for a get-together song on the lines of ‘Deewangi Deewangi’ song from ‘Om Shanti Om’. Read more details of the song here.
The first schedule of the movie was shot in n the prestigious Palm Islands, three artificial islands off the coast of Dubai. The film is currently being shot in Mumbai. The ace dancer and now a superhit director, Prabhu Deva has done a cameo in a song for the movie too. Others cameos in the movie will be done by director Sajid Khan and hot Malaika Arora Khan.
Music, which is said to be a highlight of the movie, will be doen by the hit duo Vishal-Shekhar and as per the buzz, the first song has been titled ‘India Waale’. Interestingly, ‘India Waale’ appears on top of the poster too.
Iss Diwali… Todenge Taale India Waale!
Produced by King Khan’s home production, Red Chillies Entertainment, ‘Happy New Year’ is slated to release on October 23, 2014.