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Sooraj Barjatya to take on Shah Rukh Khan?

October 8, 2008 10:49:29 AM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Though the picture is still quite hazy at the moment, there are rumors going around the town that Shah Rukh Khan may have an unlikely competitor on the day his BILLO BARBER releases. And this competition comes from none other than Sooraj Barjatya whose EK VIVAAH... AISA BHI is fast reaching the finishing lines.

While BILLO BARBER is making good progress as well to meet the 7th November deadline, the news which has just come in is that Sooraj Barjatya is eyeing the same day release as well for EK VIVAH... AISA BHI. This also stems from the fact that majority of biggies which were slated to arrive in October/November timeframe have seen a re–shuffle in their release plans which opens the slots for medium budget films like EK VIVAAH... AISA BHI.

A Rajshri production which promises to go on the traditional route once again after, especially after the super–success of VIVAH, EK VIVAAH... AISA BHI was launched close to a year back. It boasts of an unlikely pairing of Sonu Sood and Isha Koppikar, both of whom would be going through a complete image makeover. In addition, the film stars usual suspects like Alok Nath, Smita Jaykar, Srivallabh Vyas and Anang Desai along with Vishal Malhotra and Amrita Prakash. Filmed by first time director Kaushik Ghatak, EK VIVAAH AISA BHI is written by Sooraj Barjatya along with Asha Purna Devi with music and lyrics by Ravindra Jain.

On the other hand, BILLO BARBER is a real biggie in the making since it brings together Shah Rukh Khan and Priyadarshan for the first time ever. And though the film has King Khan as its USP, the fact remains that Irrfan Khan has a much bigger role as he plays the title role. With Lara Dutta as the lead heroine and Deepika Padukone along with Karishma Kapoor making a special song and dance appearance, the film is touted to be an entertaining affair, what with Pritam unleashing quite a few item numbers!

Now in weeks to come, it would become clearer if EK VIVAAH... AISA BHI would indeed end up clashing with BILLO BARBER. Stay tuned!


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