Come this Diwali and ‘Happy New Year’ will be all set to create a lot of dhamaal in October. The movie has many top-rated actors like Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah.
So you must be wondering how does Farah Khan, the director of the movie managed to handle such a starcast?
“Let me tell you, it’s much easier to handle triplets and less tiring too,” the effervescent Farah, a mother to two daughters and a son, said. But she was quick to add, “It’s six people here (in Happy New Year) and the onus is on me to make sure that each one gets their due presence. Each person is important in the script – it’s not that only Shahrukh is important. Each one has a character and a proper role to play and I have to make sure that each character stands out.”
What makes Farah Khan happiest about being on the set of Happy New Year is the oneness of her eclectic cast. “I always feel your movie will be as strong as your weakest link. So if I ignore somebody, that’s not going to be good for the movie. Even Shahrukh knows that and he always keeps telling me to concentrate on Vivaan or make sure Sonu’s character is coming out well because each character is important,” she said of the musical heist, which will have heavy dose of songs and music!
“In 95 percent of the movie, six of them are always together. So just in terms of logistics, it’s a nightmare because someone wants to come late or leave early. But the chemistry between all of them is so great even off screen, and that is translating very well on screen,” added the choreographer-turned-filmmaker.