For those expecting a full-blown Chennai Express styled romance between the lead pair in Farah Khan's Happy New Year, here's some surprising news.
Deepika Padukone doesn't really have a full-fledged romantic track with Shah Rukh in Happy New Year.
Says a source close to the project, "Deepika Padukone is more like one of the boys in the caper. She plays a bar dancer who is called by Shah Rukh Khan to teach his team of heisters how to dance in a global dance competition. The mutual attraction between SRK and Deepika is hinted at very gently. There is no attempt to cash in on the Chennai Express chemistry between the pair."
More than romance, Deepika Padukone is the comic element.
"She feels she's an artiste and therefore superior to the male actors whom she has been called to teach how to dance," says the source.
According to sources this was Shah Rukh Khan's idea. "He wanted Farah to focus on the caper. He made her tone down the romantic element with Deepika to focus on the caper aspect of the script," says the source.