The Kareena - Priyanka - Deepika battle royale for Billu Barber

By Subhash K. Jha, Bollywood Hungama News Network

Now that Shah Rukh Khan has roped in three screen sizzlers for three different item songs in Billu Barber, a battle royale seems to be brewing among them as to who jives and sizzles the best with Shah Rukh Khan.

At the moment Kareena has the edge. Or so she seems to think. "My song with Shah Rukh is awesome. That's why it's the first song to go on air on television. Shah Rukh and I have done an item song before. So we share the required vibes," says Kareena whose 'Yeh Mera Dil' track with SRK in Don was talked-about for months.

Kareena has a point to prove. In 'Yeh Mera Dil' she was criticized for her dress, weight and even the remixed song which many (including the singer Sunidhi Chauhan) thought lacked verve.

This time says Kareena, she wanted every component in the item song to be perfect. Farah Khan who had choreographed the 'Yeh Mera Dil Number' in Don was this time assigned Deepika Padukone's item song in Billu Barber.

Kareena got herself a brand new choreographer. "He's Prasanna a choreographer from the South. And what innovative movements he has given to Pritam's song which just rocks. I think I've always been lucky with my item songs .Whether it was 'Yeh Mera Dil' or 'It's Rocking', they've always rocked. The fact that mine is the first song to be in the promos does say something."

Though Kareena won't talk about the money she says, "Saif and I both love Shah Rukh and his wife Gauri. They're like family."

Priyanka, on the other hand, describes herself as an unabashed fan of Shah Rukh Khan. "I'm his biggest fan. There's no way I'd say no to him for anything. All he had to do was ask and I was on. In fact people ask me why I wasn't there in the song featuring all the heroines with Shah Rukh in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Actually, I wasn't asked. If I was, do you think I wouldn't be in the song?"

Since Deepika, the third item queen in Billu Barber has bagged Farah Khan as her choreographer, it puts an end to the talks of a fall-out between the director-choreographer during the making of Om Shanti Om. "I don't know why there's all this talk of fall-out. I'm very fond of Farah and she of me. We can never fall out", says Deepika.

With all three Bollywood hotties vying to be in Shah Rukh's good books, the item songs in Billu Barber are bound to be the film's USP.

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