Excel Entertainment's and Big Pictures' much awaited LUCK BY CHANCE is slated to release on 30th January 2009. Directed by debutant director Zoya Akhtar (Farhan Akhtar's sister) and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan Akhtar, LUCK BY CHANCE stars Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Kapoor, Isha Sharvani and in a very special appearance Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik plays a superstar (like he is in real life!) and makes a lengthy special appearance in the film. This will be Farhan's second film as an actor after the very successful ROCK ON!
The music has been given by the trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy while the lyrics are by Javed Akhtar.
LUCK BY CHANCE is a contemporary tale set in a world desperate to escape its own reality.
The film is about a slice of Bollywood life, in which Kismet plays a huge role. Here, notions of superstition, fate and destiny underline every life, as grand desires and opportunity converge to form strange patterns.
In such an unpredictable climate is success and failure what others define for you or is it something you decide for yourself.
The fantasy sellers and the devoted audience, the insane love for Cinema mixed with the eccentric notion of divinity and archaic beliefs; these are the contradictions that keep this world spinning. The stark reality of living in India juxtaposed with the fantastical world depicted on screen suddenly begins to make sense...
Sona arrives in Bombay with her dreams of becoming a film star. Wide eyed but ambitious, she does whatever it takes, to make it. She lives on her own in a rented apartment - a luxury for most in this bustling city and spends her time with a motley crew of loyal friends whose lives are also entwined with Bollywood, each one in search of a bigger dream.
Vikram has just moved to the city leaving the comforts of his parents Delhi Home. He is a mover, he is used to getting what he wants and is smart enough to know when to demand it and when to manipulate it. He is young and handsome, and full of promise. Sona begins to enjoy Vikram's attention and affections; they develop a romantic relationship.
Rolly is a successful though superstitious producer who only works with the biggest stars. He is making a potential blockbuster launching the nubile Nikki Khurana, the 18-year-old daughter of 70's superstar, Neena. The hero of the film, Zaffar Khan, is Rolly's favorite superstar. He was launched by Rolly and went on to become a huge draw at the box office.
The wheels of fate indeed continue to spin favorably for Vikram, as elsewhere in the industry, havoc spreads on the sets of producer Rommy Rolly's new film. Vikram is called in for an audition and uses this opportunity to the fullest.