Written by: Divya Goyal
Too much happiness seems to have made actress Deepika Padukone teary-eyed. Team Happy New Year had some emotional confessions to make when they visited the NDTV studio on October 21.
Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and the film’s director Farah Khan have been shooting for the film for almost 200 days followed by a series of concerts to promote the film. All this has created a strong bond among the team.
Boman, who got nostalgic at the show said, “We’ve been breaking-up, getting teary eyed now and then. People have been hiding behind little corners doing their little sniffles. And I feel it’s a beautiful thing to feel like that for someone whom you may not be able to see for some time.”
Deepika, by this time, was in tears, even as Farah asked shakily, “Why are you making us cry, Boman?” Boman continued, “This is the purity of staying together for more than 200 days and not wanting to let go.”
He said, “Today we were watching Main Hoon Na in Shah Rukh’s room, and we were recalling every moment of the film. I can tell you 25 years from now, we will be sitting in some hotel room, in some corner of the world, watching Happy New Year and feel the same.”
This emotional anecdote brought forth more tears from Deepika. Both Deepika and Farah looked emotional, trying to fight back their tears. Shah Rukh later called Deepika and Farah “lovable emotional fools” and tweeted:
On a Happy-er note, Deepika shared some bizarre secrets of her co-stars. She revealed, after much persuasion and coaxing, that Shah Rukh Khan feels awkward showing his feet. She said, “Shah Rukh has an issue with showing his feet to people. So he’ll never take his shoes off and you’ll never see him bare feet.” “Or even in sandals,” Farah chipped in.
SRK declined to explain, just saying that he feels awkward to which Farah humorously added, “Just the eight-pack abs he’ll show, no feet.”
Deepika also revealed that Boman is obsessed with good breath as he keeps on asking her for mouth-freshener and mints. Farah added that the her Shirin Aur Farhad Ki Nikal Padi co-star was obsessed with his looks and asks at least 10 times a day, “Am I looking good?”
In Vivaan’s case, Deepika said that the son of veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, has a peculiar style of dance. Vivaan, without wasting a minute, demonstrated his dance ‘skills’ to the tune of the film’s song Lovely, and was soon joined by Shah Rukh, Deepika and Boman.
Deepika also revealed a not so dirty secret about herself, saying she is obsessed with cleanliness. The actress says she has borderline OCD and need to have everything perfect and clean, to which Farah said, “I have a dustbin in my car” and Shah Rukh explained, “Even the distance between the diya has to be uniform.”
Happy New Year is slated to release a day after Diwali on October 24.