Priyanka’s join SRK’s item number brigade


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. Priyadarshan says it was a cakewalk for SRK to get the ladies to do a cameo in his comedy.

“Since Shah Rukh plays a filmstar 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 Priyadarshan. According to sources, it was a tie between Rani Mukerji and Priyanka for the third item song. “But after Rani appeared on Salman Khan’s Dus Ka Dum and knowing there’s no love lost between Salman and Priyanka, the scales tilted automatically towards Priyanka,” an industry source said.

This would be Priyanka’s first item number. 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. — HNS