No one seems to be minding the crowds in Bollywood flicks. If one looks at some of the notable releases in weeks to come, most of them boast of 3, 4 or even 5 heroes.
Let's look at HEYY BABYY first. A Sajid Khan directed family entertainer with comedy as the center point, it has Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Fardeen Khan playing the lead roles. This is not all as the film also has Shahrukh Khan in a special appearance with strong probability of Salman Khan appearing on a frame or two as well.
Priyadarshan's DHOL is being placed as a trademark laugh riot from the director as the film boasts of a young starcast comprising of Tusshar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Khemu and Rajpal Yadav. This makes it four heroes in this Percept Picture Company production.
Not to be left behind Indra Kumar has taken one step ahead and roped in as many as five lead protagonists for his film. Yet again a comedy, DHAMAAL stars Arshad Warsi, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Javed Jaffri and Ashish Chaudhary along with Sanjay Dutt in a dynamic performance.
Interestingly, each of the three films is pretty conservative when it comes to leading ladies. Even though Sajid Nadiadwala has got more than a dozen beauties to share frames for the title song of HEYY BABYY, Vidya Balan is the sole leading lady in the film. Ditto for DHOL where Tanushree Dutta is the center of attraction though Payal Rohatgi has a good part to play in the film too.
Ironically DHAMAAL with as many as 5 heroes doesn't have a place for a heroine in the script. This is the reason why it's a men's world in the film.
With comedies being in vogue and top stars coming together in each of the upcoming films, it is going to be laugh-a-week for Bollywood this season.