Sources confirmed the news and were quoted saying, "Deepika is more like one of the boys in the caper. She plays a bar dancer who is called by Shahrukh to teach his team of heisters how to dance in a global dance competition."
The movie Happy New Year also features actors Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Sonu Sood in pivotal roles. The movie is directed by Farah khan and is scheduled to release around Diwali this year.
Sources further said that it was Shahrukh's idea to down play the romantic angle. Director Farah Khan had directed Shahrukh Khan in the films like Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om. However, actress Deepika Padukone is working with the director for the second time.