Shahrukh and Deepika face ban over using mobile phone


Farah Khan directed multi-starrer film ‘Happy New Year’, nearing completion, and she, extra-cautious about guarding the looks of her leading actors, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone so, has banned the use of mobile phones on the sets.

Although the first-look poster of the movie was released on January 2 this year, there is more to the characters and the film that the director wants to keep under wraps for the moment. Images clicked by the crew on sets and leaked online may mar the curiosity of fans waiting to see SRK and Deepika Padukone together on the big-screen once more after they paired in the blockbuster, ‘Chennai Express’.

It was reported that pictures from the ‘Happy New Year’ shoot have already made it to the net. Some background dancers had clicked the pictures of the shooting and put them online. Earlier, during the film’s shooting in Dubai, some photos were leaked, too.

To stop any more leaks online, the director has decided to ban the use of mobile phones with cameras on the sets. It is clear that Farah does not want to reveal any details about the movie at this juncture.

“Some background dancers had been called from outside and they clicked some pictures. This upset the producers since they don’t want to reveal the film’s looks at this time. They have now banned the use of cell phones on the sets of the film. In fact, this ban was announced earlier, but the makers are stricter about it now,” says a leading tabloid quoting its source.

SRK will be playing the role of a con artist in the film, which has Deepika in the role of a Marathi dancer opposite him.

‘Happy New Year’ is a Bollywood action comedy-drama film produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. The cast of the movie includes Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in the leads, with supporting roles by Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah.

The music of the movie is being composed by the duo, Vishal-Shekhar. It is reported that popular singer Sukhbir will do a special number for the film. The movie has a song called ‘Indiawaale’ as revealed by the makers. According to reports, Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal will perform two romantic ballads in the film.

‘Happy New Year’ is scheduled to be released this Diwali.


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