Thursday, April 8, 2010

Housefull's tale similar to Shoaib-Ayesha-Sania saga?

Akshay Kumar's character in his forthcoming film Housefull finds an echo in what's currently going on in the life of Shoaib Malik and his bride-to-be Sania Mirza.

The actor's screen persona of Aarush finds himself caught in a similar marry-go-round like the Pakistani cricketer. While Malik had to battle with a blast from the past -- his 'marriage' to Ayesha Siddiqui, Aarush, too, has to contend with his previous marriages in the movie.

Admits director Sajid Khan, "When the Shoaib-Ayesha-Sania news broke, it was a strange case of life imitating art. There is an uncanny similarity. While Shoaib had two women to contend with, in Housefull, Aarush has three!"

Add to this, the timing of the former Pak captain and the tennis star's marriage drama -- just weeks before the film's release on April 30. "It is strangely similar," he notes.

In Housefull, Aarush has three wives -- Hetal (Lara Dutta), Sandy (Deepika Padukone) and Devika (Jiah Khan). Says Sajid, "All three know about each other but at the same time, they don't know about each other."
He notes, "In one scene Lara is his wife. In another scene, she is his sister!" Similarly, the cricketer had claimed that he used to refer to Ayesha as Maha Apa (ergo how could she be his wife?)

From top to Bottom: Akshay Kumar with Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan in Housefull; Sania Mirza and Sohaib Malik

Though Shoaib has now divorced Ayesha after days of high drama over the nature of his relationship with her, people still what to know the truth behind the deal before weds Sania.

The 'truth'
Adds Sajid, "People are still wondering what the 'truth' about the whole affair was. Similarly, the audience will be kept guessing about Aarush and his wives. Though Jiah is Aarush's wife, she is also a complete stranger to him." Just like Shoaib felt about his wife Ayesha. He continues, "Also, while Deepika's character is his wife in one scene, she is also his fiancée and his babysitter in the next!"

The director does not want to divulge the complete story but there is a happy ending -- just like Shoaib is now getting married to Sania.

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