Renowned filmmaker Farah Khan recently disclosed a surprising connection between Shah Rukh Khan’s rejected version of “Happy New Year” and his upcoming film “Dunki,” directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
Despite the success of films like “Pathaan” and “Jawan,” Shah Rukh Khan initially turned down a script that shared uncanny similarities with the plot of Dunki, citing concerns about his age.
During a candid conversation with Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa, Farah Khan expressed her astonishment upon watching the teaser of Dunki, as it closely resembled the storyline she had presented to Shah Rukh Khan years ago.
The rejected version of “Happy New Year” revolved around four individuals aspiring to move to the United States, adopting the persona of ‘tadipaar.’ In a twist of fate, the characters aimed to achieve their dream through a dance competition in Las Vegas.
Farah reminisced, “I wrote a version of Happy New Year that Shah Rukh did not like. It is very strange because now I’m watching the promo of Dunki… That Happy New Year was about 4 boys who want to go to America and be tadipaar, and the only way they want to do it is if they take part in a dance competition because the finals are in Las Vegas.”
This revelation adds a unique layer to the narrative behind Dunki, shedding light on the evolution of film scripts and the intricate decisions that shape Bollywood projects.
As Shah Rukh Khan gears up for his role in Dunki, audiences can’t help but wonder about the intriguing parallels between the rejected Happy New Year and the upcoming cinematic venture.