Shahrukh Khan has experience in such kind of a role as he had previously performed the same character in ‘Darr- A Violent Love Story’ directed by Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. His role in the movie was much appreciated and he was also nominated for the Best Villain at the Filmfare awards.
Rumours of Shahrukh Khan’s role in the movie have surfaced for a while now but the makers of the project are yet to decide on the female lead of the film.
A while ago, there were rumours that Farah Khan had approached Bollywood diva and the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Shahrukh’s lady love in the film but later Aishwarya rejected the offer for not being paired opposite Abhishek Bachchan who is also a part of the film.
Apart from Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani will also be a part of ‘Happy New Year‘.
‘Happy New Year’ was originally supposed to go on floors last month but it got postponed due to Shahrukh’s shoulder surgery. And the shooting has now been scheduled for September.