This has to be the most bizarre co-incidence ever to have happened
in Hindi cinema. Just when we have Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik
being accused of bigamy on the eve of his wedding to Sania Mirza,
there is Sajid Khan"s Housefull coming up with situation
that bears an uncanny resemblance.
In the comedy Akshay Kumar"s wedding to Deepika Padukone is
rudely interrupted by a woman, played by Jiah Khan, claiming to be
When questioned about the similarity Akshay Kumar says, “I never
thought of it. Now that you"ve pointed it out I guess there"s a
resemblance. Actually I"ve three women claiming to be my wife in
But the actual sequence where Akshay"s wedding to Deepika is
interrupted is too close to the happenings in the life of the
Pakistani cricketer and Indian tennis player to be a
Protests the director Sajid Khan, “What can I say, except that
this is a case of life imitating art? We do have a sequence where
Akshay"s wedding is interrupted by a woman claiming to be his wife.
Compounding the similarities with the real-life situation which are
grabbing headlines is the fact that the first wife"s claims are not
as simple as they seem. But I repeat the similarities are
coincidental. I wrote my script two years ago."
Be as it might the similarity between Shoaib Malik"s and Akshay
Kumar"s predicament seems to be a case of perfect timing.