By Hindustan Times
Farah Khan’s upcoming film, Happy New Year (HNY), has some happy stories behind it. For instance, she and Shah Rukh Khan revived their friendship due to it. But not everyone looks likely to come away pleased. It seems that Sonakshi Sinha’s name, after being on top of the list for the leading lady’s spot, has now been unceremoniously struck off it. Ever since Shah Rukh and Farah announced they would collaborate on HNY, various names like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Parineeti Chopra and even Kajol have cropped up for the female lead. But sources say that Sonakshi — who starred in Farah and Shirish Kunder’s home production, Joker — was the favourite to star opposite SRK.
However, the equation between Farah and Sonakshi soured after the latter’s conspicuous absence during the post-promotion of Joker