Deepika to play bar dancer in ‘Happy New Year’


Deepika is among the top established actresses of Bollywood. She has been riding high after the success of her recent movies ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Chennai Express’. The actress recently took time off from work and went to Europe for holiday with her family.

Straight from Europe, Deepika joined the crew of her next movie in Dubai. Her next project is Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’. The movie will release next year during diwali. The shooting for ‘Happy New Year’ has just begun. On 1st Shahrukh was seen on Dubai airport to join his crew for shooting. On 2nd September, Deepika joined them. The lead actors of this movie are Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. Boman Irani and Sonu Sood also act in this movie.

Deepika will be playing the role of a bar dancer. The film is shot during the time when bar dancers were banned and it was difficult for them to earn their living. Deepika has five other male friends who are atrocious dancers and circumstances force them to take part in an international Dance competition. Deepika trains them for the competition.

A source said, “Deepika will play the role of an out-of-work bar dancer from Maharashtra. And her role will have significance in the lives of all the five leading men”.

The source also said, “They're shooting for a song called ‘Indiawaale' in Dubai which is basically a song that represents the country. Since the actors are participating in a dance competition with contestants from various other countries, this song will be a cheer-leader anthem for the nation. All the men will be portrayed as atrocious dancers and Deepika will help them win the dance trophy.”

After a two weeks Dubai shoot, the crew along with actors will go to Goa for the next scheduled shoot. Fans tweeted pictures of Shahrukh Khan shoot in Dubai. Amidst the shootings, Deepika will also take out time for the promotions of her upcoming movie ‘Ram Leela’. 

‘Happy New Year’ is produced by Gauri Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment. The music of this film is given by duo composer Vishal-Shekhar.

Announcing the start of shooting of this movie, on 1st September director Farah Khan tweeted, “ Farah Khan tweeted, “N the Countdown begins! Exactly 1 mnth before shoot starts for Happy New Year ! The most hectic, exhilirating, stressfully happy time!”


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