Deepika Padukone and Lara Dutta are shooting for Sajid Khan"s Housefull at the moment. Both believe they"ve the best role, and Lara says as much. “The film has Deepika, Jiah and me….three girls. But mine is a great role. It"s the strongest role among the females," says Lara assertively.
So where does that leave Deepika, who has just delivered a whopper of a hit in Love Aaj Kal? Says a source, “Deepika is the main female romantic lead. She has most of the songs and romantic scenes with Akshay (Kumar). Lara has a stronger role in terms of the dialogue and the comic sequences."
Housefull is a comedy of errors, apparently inspired by Hrishikesh Mukherjee"s Chupke Chupke, a house filled with the characters coming and going and creating a commotion of mistaken identity.
A die-hard Hrishida fan, Sajid Khan (He even acted in Hrishida"s last film Jhooth Bole Kauva Kate) has given Akshay Kumar a role that echoes Dharmendra in Chupke Chupke. And if Sajid is a die-hard Hrishikesh Mukherjee fan, Akshay Kumar has been a lifelong Dharmendra fan.
So where does that leave the two leading ladies? “Both believing that she has the best female role while Akshay Kumar has the best part by far," says a source from the film.
While it"s not uncommon for two leading ladies to be supremely competitive in a film it is certainly strange to see two of the actresses both believing they have the better role.