After Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra has been chosen as the third heroine to make a special appearance in Priyadarshan’s Billoo Barber and shake a leg with Shah Rukh Khan.
And Priyadarshan says it was a cakewalk for the superstar to get the leading ladies to do a cameo in his comedy.
“Since Shah Rukh plays a film star in the movie, I needed him to do some big glamorous song and dance numbers with some top heroines. I left the choice to Shah Rukh. I knew all he had to do was to pick up the phone and ask any of his leading ladies,” said the fimmaker.
According to sources, it was a tie between Rani Mukherji and Priyanka for the third item song with Shah Rukh Khan in Billoo Barber.
“But after Rani appeared on Salman Khan’s game show Dus Ka Dum and knowing there’s no love lost between Salman and Priyanka, the scales tilted automatically towards Priyanka,” an industry source said.
Though King Khan has done item numbers earlier in Shakti, Kaal and Krazzy 4, this will be Priyanka’s first item number.
“At this very moment, I’m shooting a second item song with Deepika and Shah Rukh. That’s again a very catchy number and Shah Rukh is having a ball shooting with Deepika,” Priyadarshan said.
Interestingly, the director was supposed to launch Deepika two-years-ago in a film called Pirate.
“But that didn’t work out. She made her debut opposite Shah Rukh (in Om Shanti Om). Now she’s working with him again. And I also got a chance to work with her. Don’t ask who’s the lucky one,” he quipped.
Inspired by the story of Lord Krishna and his childhood friend Sudama, a poor Brahmin, Billoo Barber tells the tale of a superstar and his pal Billoo (Irrfan Khan), who is a barber by profession.
After Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra has been chosen as the third heroine to make a special appearance in Priyadarshan's Billoo Barber and shake a leg with Shah Rukh Khan.