Even before their film Chennai Express released on August 9, Deepika has bagged another lead role opposite SRK in Farah Khan’s next
Slow and steady wins the race, they say, and it recently turned true for Deepika Padukone. The Chennai Express actor has bagged the coveted role opposite Shahrukh Khan in Farah Khan’s next directorial venture, Happy New Year. A little birdie tells us that Deepika had been eyeing the role for quite some time, but she was patient since her dates were being worked out.
After a lot of speculation as to who will star opposite the Baadshah in his next home production, we are glad that we will get to see SRK and Dippy together on screen again soon. First it was Jennifer Winget Grover of Saraswatichandra fame and then it was Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Ankita Lokhande who were rumoured to play SRK’s leading lady, as Farah was looking for a fresh face.
Later, it was Katrina Kaif whom Shahrukh was rooting for, especially after their movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan did well.
Deepika has been finalised now. She debuted in SRK’s production Om Shanti Om that was directed by Farah. So she is Farah’s baby, so to speak.
Happy New Year is to go on floors in September 2014. The film also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and reportedly Prithviraj who was last seen opposite Rani Mukerji in Aiyya and also in a supporting role in Aurangzeb.
Now that sounds like a package deal. We all just hope that there are no changes in the cast!