The official press release:
Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd unveiled the first look of its next release, HAPPY NEW YEAR at a grand event in Mumbai. Director Farah Khan was present at the event along with the entire cast of the film - Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff, Music director duo Vishal-Shekhar and Producers. Unlike a usual trailer launch, this event was a celebration of the "Indiawaale" sentiment lent by the film.
The evening began with SRK and Boman welcoming all to the grand event and introduced Fictitious Group who performed to a theme music especially made to make the eve of Independence special. Vishal and Shekhar also performed on a specially created version of the Happy New Year song, Indiawaale. This was followed by a chic fashion show by Manish Malhotra. The entire cast of the film walked the ramp. The silhouette of the collection clearly defined the theme and the sentiment of the evening. The trailer of the film was then unveiled to the audience that comprised of media and fans from across India.
Farah Khan said, "This film has all that it takes to make a Bollywood quintessential film but the most important element here is HOPE. It is hope that turns into BELIEF for anyone who works hard in life to achieve their goals. Even if you lose don't let that bring you down and think it is the end."
Shah Rukh Khan said, "It is not necessary that if you do not win even after repeatedly trying, that you are a loser. This is what Happy New Year is all about. This film is a celebration and most importantly it is as happy as the title is."
Venky Mysore, CEO, Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, said "We are delighted to bring to you a sneak preview of HNY. This is a tribute to "INDIAWAALE" and a celebration of who we are. It has been a massive project yet most enjoyable to all of us at Red Chillies. We hope the audience enjoy it as much as we have making it. We eagerly look forward to "Diwali" to bring it to the audience worldwide."
Happy New Year is a rollicking, flamboyant, colourful, witty, action-packed musical bonanza. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and distributed by Yash Raj Films worldwide. HNY will release this Diwali in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.
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The official press release:
Indian cinema, popularly known around the world as Bollywood, has carved its niche because of its stories and music. Bollywood, over the years, has not just entertained the Indian audiences but has also garnered a lot of love and support from the world audience. Taking this thought forward, we bring to you the biggest Bollywood extravaganza of all times - SLAM! THE TOUR (STT).
SLAM! THE TOUR is coming to your city with the biggest Bollywood stars and a promise to entertain you like never before. So get ready to shake a leg with Mr Shah Rukh Khan (Actor/Producer), Mrs Farah Khan Kunder (Director/Actor), Ms Deepika Padukone (Actor), Mrs Malaika Arora Khan (Actor), Mr Abhishek Bachchan (Actor), Mr Boman Irani (Actor), Mr Sonu Sood (Actor), Mr Vivaan Shah (Actor), Ms Kanika Kapoor (Singer) and Mr Yo Yo Honey Singh (Singer/Actor).
"I am blessed to get a lot of love and support from people around the world. This is our way of giving this love back and thanking you all. I am super excited and looking forward to being in your city along with the director & the cast of our next film Happy New Year and my colleagues Farah, Deepika, Malaika, Abhishek, Boman, Sonu, Vivaan, Kanika and Honey Singh. We promise you an evening of love, laughter and entertainment. So mark your calendar and be there at SLAM! THE TOUR," said SRK. The actor will be performing in USA after a gap of 10 years.
SLAM! THE TOUR CALENDER
19th Sept 2014: Toyota Center, Houston
20th Sept 2014: Continental Arena, New Jersey
21st Sept 2014: Air Canada Center, Toronto
26th Sept 2014: Sears Center Arena, Chicago
27th Sept 2014: Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Vancouver
28th Sept 2014: SAP Center, San Jose
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