Shahrukh was supposed to do a film titled Happy New Year with Farah Khan. After the film was shelved, producer Bhushan Kumar, who shares good rapport with Shahrukh, took up the title for his film with Sunny Deol and Kangana Ranaut. However, Shahrukh reportedly asked the producer to change the title on learning that directors of the film are close to Salman.
“Shahrukh and his team got to know that the film was being directed by Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao, who are close to the Dabangg star, so they requested Bhushan to change the title. They explained that they wanted to make a film using Happy New Year. Stumped by the request, the producers have now decided to go for a title change," Times of India quoted an insider as saying.
Now, Bhushan Kumar has changed the title of his film to I Love New Year. The producer denied getting any call from Shahrukh but said that they decided to change the title, as the title Happy New Year is with the actor.