Abhishek Bachchan plays alcoholic tapori dancer in Happy New Year

Abhishek Bachchan looks up to Shah Rukh Khan as one of the most secure actors he has worked with. One look at the promotion and marketing of Happy New Year where Shah Rukh Khan shares equal space with all his co-stars, and we know why Abhishek feels so gung-ho about Shah Rukh.

And Shah Rukh Khan's generosity as an actor remained intact even though he is the producer here. Not only does Abhishek Bachchan have a double role in Happy New Year, he also plays an alcoholic.

Says a source, "Abhishek plays a double role for the first time in his career. One of the two characters in the film is tapori and an alcoholic. Abhishek Bachchan has never done a double role (even Bol Bachchan where he played two characters was technically not a double role), nor has he ever played an alcoholic. Shah Rukh Khan played a double role in Duplicate, an alcoholic in Devdas and a tapori in Josh. He went out of his way to help Abhishek prepare on all three levels."

A member of the Happy New Year team reveals, "Though Abhishek Bachchan had two roles, Shah Rukh was absolutely generous helping Abhishek out and providing him with all inputs needed to play the double role."

Abhishek Bachchan plays a tapori character who dances on the streets of Mumbai. Suddenly he has to dance in front of celebrity guests at a global dance competition.

Says a source, "Shah Rukh Khan played the Big Brother to Abhishek throughout the film. He wants Happy New Year to be a turning point in Abhishek's career. He advised Abhishek to lose weight. For the first time Abhishek went on a strict diet and has lost 9 kgs in less than two months."

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