Dubai Premiere: Shah Rukh, Deepika, Abhishek lead ‘Happy New Year’
Farah Khan heist film to get one of the biggest Indian film releases in UAE
All roads will lead to Atlantis The Palm tonight as Dubai rolls out the red carpet to welcome Bollywood glitterati for the world premiere of ‘Happy New Year’.
Yet, even as Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and the star-studded cast of this Farah Khan-directed film play up for the cameras at today’s exclusive screening, the spotlight will ultimately spread its perimeter to encompass the city of Dubai as it reinforces its status as a competitive filming and production hub.
In a statement to the media, director Khan said: “I wrote the script of ‘Happy New Year’ with Dubai in mind and the entire climax is shot around New Year’s Eve here.”
Earlier, Shah Rukh confirmed that 40 per cent of the film was shot across Dubai, with UAE residents recognising several landmarks in the film, including Atlantis The Palm, the Burj Al Arab, the Dubai Mall Ice Rink, Dubai Airport, along with a crucial chase sequence that has been filmed in the Hatta desert.