Shirish seeks rival Shahrukh's help

Shirish Kunder’s ‘Joker’ has got a new person on board for its promotion. It is Shahrukh Khan. Yes you heard right. After the much talked about spat between the two, it is being said that they have patched up and all is well.

It appears Shirish’s wife Farah Khan has gone to meet SRK to discuss their new venture ‘Happy New Year’. However Shahrukh obliged her by shooting a funny video with the aliens of Joker. Excited and happy about it Farah said, “Shahrukh is family and it was very sweet of him to take some time out for Joker."

A person close to the movie said, “Farah had gone to meet SRK in the afternoon to discuss Happy New Year as he is leaving later this week for the shoot of Yash Chopra's untitled film. After a while, they started chatting about Joker and the aliens. Farah asked SRK if he wanted to see them, and he agreed. She made a quick call to the production house and told them to send the aliens to Mannat.”

He further added, "The aliens were spotted entering Mannat and SRK also did a fun video with them. Despite being busy with a photo shoot with Daboo Ratnani at Mannat, the actor did the video simultaneously for Farah."

The movie is being released on 31st august. Shirish though has not gone over the top with his promotions.  The script was prepared long time back but Shirish was not able to find anyone to financially back it up. At last he got the help of his wife Farah Khan and actor Akshay Kumar. The movie is now being produced under the banner of Three’s entertainment and Hari Om Entertainment. Revealing on the plot Shirish said, “It is an underdog story about how individuals make it big in life and in the process, get help from aliens from a fictional planet."

The movie is also making news due to Chitrangada Singh’s hot item number. The title of the track was initially ‘I fakta want you’, but was later changed to ‘I only want you’. It was done keeping in mind that the movie is supposed to be a family entertainer and might have got an unwanted ‘A’ certificate due to this one line. The unedited version however got leaked over the internet. About which Farah said, “I have absolutely no clue how this happened. We had earlier recorded this song. But when we saw the film, all of us including Akshay Kumar felt that since it is a family film, we should not risk an 'A' certificate just for this song. So we called Sunidhi Chauhan to record the song again. We wanted to do away with any controversy."