Farah Khan recalls getting offered Rs 10 crore from a producer for casting his son in Happy New Year

The 2014 heist-comedy film also starred Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irnai and Vivaan Shah in pivotal roles
Farah Khan and the poster of Happy New Year
Farah Khan and the poster of Happy New Year

Farah Khan recently revealed that she was offered Rs 10 crore from a producer to cast his son in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Happy New Year (2014). However, she refused the deal. She ultimately casted Vivaan Shah for the role as she felt him to be more apt for the character.

In a conversation with Zakir Khan for her own YouTube channel, Farah said, “You won’t believe it, but during Happy New Year, a producer offered me Rs 10 crore to cast his son. Being a ‘Jhansi Ki Rani,’ I said, ‘I will never do this.’ I won’t do injustice to the film. What if Shah Rukh gets to know that I took Rs 10 crore to cast him in the film? Never, I won’t do that. I took Vivaan Shah in the film because I thought I will take the person who fits perfectly in the character and the film.”

The heist-comedy film also starred Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah in pivotal roles. It was Farah’s fourth directorial and marked her third collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan after Main Hoon Na (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007). It was produced by Gauri Khan under the banner Red Chillies Entertainment.

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