SRK and Irrfan to play Krishna and Sudama
Priyadarshan's movie is a modern take on the age-old tale of friendship
Bollywood filmmakers are continuously hunting for new scripts for their films. Now Priyadarshan has chosen the friendship between Krishna and Sudama as a theme for his next movie.
Shahrukh Khan will soon start shooting for Priyadarshan's film, Billoo Barber. A Red Chillies Entertainment venture, the film also stars Irrfan Khan in the title role.
Billo Barber is an adaptation of the story of friendship between Krishna and Sudama. According to sources, Priyadarshan will be presenting this story of a rich and a poor villager in a completely new avatar.
In the film, SRK represents Krishna, and is an actor. On the other hand, Irrfan represents Sudama, and plays a village barber. The two are childhood friends from school who drift apart until they meet again.
SRK will be seen romancing three different ladies: Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. He has already begun shooting with Kareena, but is in talks with Deepika and Priyanka.
For the female lead opposite Irrfan, Priyadarshan is looking for a powerhouse performer. According to sources, Tabu and Amisha Patel are being considered for the role. It seems that SRK will have the final say on the cast.
Billoo Barber will be Priyadarshan's 75th film. The film's screenplay is written by Mushtaq Sheikh and Manisha Korde.