There have been a series of speculations regarding the heroine of Happy New Year. While the names like Katrina, Deepika, Sonakshi and even Ankita Lokhande kept popping up every now and then, Aishwarya Rai was apparently also approached for the role.
There was no end to the rumours because actresses vying for the role kept giving out unofficially 'I'm the chosen one' stories, claim sources. Deepika Padukone, on the other hand, chose to be mum as her dates were being worked out. Some reports even claim it’s official that Deepika is now the main heroine of Happy New Year.
The scales tipped in Deepika’s favour because her chemistry with Shahrukh in the movie Chennai Express looks smashing. Also, Shahrukh wanted a top actress for the film.
Deepika shares a special bond with both Farah Khan and SRK as they were the ones who gave her big break in Bollywood with Om Shanti Om (2007) that catapulted her to overnight success.
Happy New Year will go on the floors in September, and Deepika has made her dates available.