Why did Shahrukh Khan threaten to fire Deepika Padukone?

The Chennai Express stars were at their jovial best when they spoke to the media, but trust SRK to throw in a remark that took everyone by surprise

No, Shahrukh Khan has not threatened to throw Deepika Padukone out of their next film Happy New Year. Instead SRK-Dippy have a treat for Dubai – the new Access All Areas concert! Shahrukh and Deepika are making most of their stay in in the Emirates. While the duo, along with the entire cast and crew of Farah Khan’s Happy New Year including Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah have been spotted at various events and dos, some of their appearances have been very hatke indeed. Remember the Arab look they sported? They are now ready to captivate Dubai with action packed stage performances. The Chennai Express leading stars will relive their onscreen moments on the stage too. Addressing the press in Dubai King Khan confessed that Deepika was a better performer and got her act right easily every time. “Deepika takes one day to learn what takes me 30 days to learn!” Ms Padukone was quizzed about who the other stars were that will to join them on stage for this special SRK Live concert and she made it clear that the Baadshah was the boss. Deepika said, “I’m not allowed to say who the other performers are.” SRK was quick to explain, “She’s on probation; she’ll be fired if she answers this!”

Shahrukh entertained the gathered audience with his quick wit and agreed that he was the ultimate master when it came to marketing. “We don’t do press conferences for marketing. You will have to wait and watch what I do to market my movies. I’m a marketing Einstein!” How modest, na?

We don’t doubt SRK’s claim about being Einstein when it comes to selling a film, especially after the stupendous success of Chennai Express, but let’s just remind King Khan that this year is not yet over. We’ve got the perfectionist Aamir Khan coming in soon with Dhoom: 3 and then good friend Hrithik Roshan, who returns to the silver screen as superhero with Krrish 3. Our suggestion to Shahrukh: Wait a little longer so that we can give the ‘marketing Einstein’ title to the most deserving of them all!