Actor Dev Patel, an Indian origin from Britan, who shot to fame with his role in Slumdog Millionaire, apparently didn’t really work well with the India audiences. If reports are to be believed, Dev is keen on being a part of offbeat movies and not Bollywood mainstream. Hence he turned down Farah Khan’s offer.
Dev’s last film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which hit theaters in 2011, in spite of receiving great reviews, was a big failure at Indian box office.
Meanwhile, if all goes well, Happy New Year may also feature Shahrukh Khan besides other ensemble star cast. This will marks Farah’s reunion with friend Shah Rukh Khan. We had earlier reported that Shahrukh Khan was keen on working with Priyanka Chopra in the film. And now, his wish has been fulfilled with Priyanka reportedly signing on the dotted line.
Reportedly, names such as Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were being considered by the filmmaker. But SRK stepped in and solved Farah’s problem by insisting on having Priyanka in the film.