Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan had apparently suggested Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Ankita Lokhande's name to Farah Khan, for her upcoming film ‘Happy New Year’. Ankita became a household name after playing the role of Archana Manav Deshmukh in Ekta Kapoor’s TV show ‘Pavitra Rishta’ on Zee TV.

“Several names, including that of Katrina Kaif, have been doing the rounds. Shah Rukh spotted Ankita with Sushant at Macau, after which he spoke to Farah about casting her in the film,” a source said.

Apparently, SRK felt Ankita fitted the bill for the role of a Maharashtrian protagonist in 'Happy New Year'.

“There are rumours that after returning from Macau, Ankita met Farah and signed the film. However nothing is confirmed yet,” added the source.


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