This is the first time that the lead pair of Abhay Deol and Diana Penty would be seen together for a film. Both Abhay and Diana have taken their time, and Diana specially will be seen on the silver screen after Cocktail, which released two years ago.
When asked about his association with Abhay, Rai says that though the actor was brilliant in the film Raanjhanaa, yet the length of the role wasn't enough. The actor has always proved his mettle and likes the challenges of a difficult role.
"He doesn't like anything straight. Right from the early days, he wants to go into different zones. If you give him a challenge and make him believe it's going to be a difficult journey, he will quickly come onboard," Rai smiles.
Rai was all praise for his leading lady Diana Penty, being impressed with her confidence and intelligence. Talking about with the ease she handles everything he promises a whole new avatar for her. He is determined to give his director Mudassar Aziz the creative freedom a director requires, something he would look for while directing.
Earlier titled Dolly Lahore Mein, the filmmaker did not want to disclose the secret behind the earlier name of the film, "I don't want to comment on this, it's the USP of my film," Rai retorts. When asked about his future plans about directing, he confirms working on the sequel of the super hit film Tanu Weds Manu, and is just concentrating on one film at a time.
The rest of the details of the film is still being kept under wraps, however, it has been learnt that Happy Bhaag Jayegi is slated to go on floor in mid 2015.