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21 April 2024

'Happy New Year': Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra are back

Indian Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan (L) and Priyanka Chopra attend a press conference on the shooting of their movie 'DON-2' on October 22, 2010 in Berlin. (AFP)

By Staff

Emirates 24|7 has reported earlier that Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was keen to work with actress Priyanka Chopra in his forthcoming film 'Happy New Year'.

And guess what, his wish has been fulfilled as the two will be working together in this Farah Khan directorial.

The actress was slammed left, right and center for her alleged affair with co-actor Shah Rukh Khan, but the actor himself haven't shut the door on her.

For a very long time, director Farah Khan had decided on casting SRK but she couldn't come to a conclusion about the leading lady.

But with a little help from SRK, Farah now has her leading lady. Shah Rukh Khan, strictly from professional point of view, wants to be seen with Priyanka Chopra again.

Few other names surfaced in the media regarding the heroine of 'Happy New Year'. Apparently the likes of Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor also Parineeti Chopra were considered. But since Shah Rukh himself was gunning for Priyanka there has to be only one winner.

So a website in India now reports that Priyanka has indeed been confirmed for the film.

The chemistry between Priyanka and Shah Rukh is extremely visible on screen and off, irrespective of their so called friendship.

The two have openly proclaimed their fondness for each other. Priyanka confessed in a chat show hosted by SRK's friend and director Karan Johar how she has a huge crush on SRK.

Well, Priyanka had to face the repercussions of this confession and she was blacklisted by some of the filmy personalities. Reports also surfaced that Priyanka had no job and no one wanted to work with her as she dared to 'like' a married man.

But contrary to all these reports the actress had a good 2012 as far as her movies are concerned; starring opposite Hrithik Roshan her 'Agneepath' had a record breaking collection.

Priyanka has done a commendable job in 'Barfi!' and as the award seasons roll in, looks like the actress will have a lot of trophies to collect.

Her 2013 calendar also looks choco-block and she is currently shooting for 'Zanjeer' and has 'Gunday' to complete. She will also play the protagonist in a biopic of Indian boxer Mary Kom.

The actress also turned singer in 2012 and often travels to Los Angeles for her upcoming album. Her single 'In My City' was received well by music lovers and her fans across the globe.

With all the projects in her kitty Priyanka will now have to make space for 'Happy New Year'.


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