Priyadarshan (Director Billoo Barber) has roped in Priyanka Chopra to do an item number with Shah Rukh Khan . Other hot females in the same item number are Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone . The movie is inspired by the legendary story of Lord Krishna and Sudama and stars Shah Rukh Khan as a superstar and Irfan Khan as Billoo the Barber, his friend.
“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,” Priyadarshan told media persons in Mumbai.
Though Shah Rukh Khan has done item numbers earlier in Shakti, Kaal and Krazzy 4, this would be Priyanka’s first item number. The item song with Kareena Kapoor was shot at the very start of the shooting. “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.
According to sources, it was a tie between Rani Mukerji 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.