According to trustworthy sources, Amitabh Bachchan has been signed on by Shahrukh Khan for his upcoming film “Happy New Year” to be directed by Farah Khan (Om Shanti Om and Main Hoon Na).
The film is scheduled to go on floors late this year and will release in theatres worldwide early 2011.
Happy New Year has been under pre production stage even before Om Shanti Om released. It is believed that the reason for the delay was the fact that Shahrukh Khan wasn’t too pleased with the script of the film. Also, SRK was very keen to cast Bachchan, who at the time was hospitalized. Farah and SRK decided to shelve Happy New Year and started filming Om Shanti Om.
Post the success of OSO and the birth of her triplets, Farah reworked the script, signed on Bachchan for a key role and is all set to direct Shahrukh for the third time!
Can the SRK – Farah duo recreate the box-office magic?