Ever since Hrithik started appearing in the promos of LUCK BY CHANCE, there were speculations abound on whether he had much more than just a guest appearance in the film. Since he is considered close to Farhan both as a friend and a leading man, it did seem like a possibility that Hrithik would have a major role to play. However, Zoya Akhtar sets the record straight as she declares that this is not the case and Hrithik indeed only has a guest appearance in the film.
''Yes, let me put it on record that Hrithik would be seen in LUCK BY CHANCE mainly in a guest appearance. His is not a parallel role to that of Farhan Akhtar, who is in fact the central protagonist of the film'', declares Zoya who is counting days before the release of her debut film as a director this Friday.
There also have been some controversies about Konkona Sen Sharma being roped in opposite Farhan Akhtar even though Tabu was the first choice for the role. ''Such casting changes do happen during the making of a film. Yes, Tabu was supposed to be in the film but then I had approached other actresses as well. This was some time back when work hadn't begun on LUCK BY CHANCE. Once the film came on floors, things had moved on and Tabu didn't fit in. This is when Konkona came into picture. But sorry, no controversies here'', Zoya sets the records straight.
On a parting note, one can't help ask her the question - Is LUCK BY CHANCE a happy or a sad film? After all, the promos do not quite give a definite idea about the mood of the film!
''Now this is a bizarre question'', snaps Zoya, ''How can I tell you the end of the film? You have to watch it to know for yourself. In any case, everyone may have a different perception of looking at a film. What could be a happy ending for me may turn out to be sad for you. It's the way you look at things.''
She lights up though with a belief that the promos of her film have made heads turn. ''If you are wondering about the mood of the film and have started speculating about it's end then well, I am only happy because it means that the promos have done the trick'', she smiles away.