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Thrice as nice

Flicks with three lead actors have become a big trend in Bollywood.

bollywood Updated: Jun 16, 2012 02:04 IST
Sonali Jain

Flicks with three lead actors have become a big trend in Bollywood.

Cocktail
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty
Director: Homi Adajania
Release date: July 13, 2012
Cocktail, a romantic comedy, is based on a love triangle between Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) who is an incorrigible flirt, Meera (Diana Penty) a girl with desi values, and Veronica (Deepika Padukone) who loves partying and drinking. The film is shot in London and the music is composed by Pritam.

Raaz 3
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Release date : September 7, 2012
The film, a romantic vampire horror thriller, is the third installment in the Raaz series. The movie has Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta in the lead roles. It will be shot in 3D by 3D wizard Jon Hagg, who had crafted Avatar (2009).

Talaash
Cast: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor
Director: Reema Kagti
Release date: November 30, 2012 or December 7, 2012
The film, a psychological thriller, will see Aamir Khan play a cop after many years (he last played cop in Sarfarosh in 1999). The film traces his
journey, along with that of a housewife (played by Rani Mukerji) and a prostitute (played by Kareena Kapoor).

Yash Raj's untitled
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma
Director: Yash Chopra
Release date: November 16, 2012
The film is rumoured to be a love triangle between Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. Yash Chopra will return as director after eight years. His last film, Veer Zaara, was in 2004.

Barfee
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz
Director: Anurag Basu
Release date: August 31, 2012
Set in the 1970s, Barfee is a romantic comedy in which Ranbir plays the role of a deaf-and-mute person who falls in love with Priyanka Chopra, an autistic girl. Ileana D'Cruz plays the narrator of the film. She starts with playing 19-year-old and by the end of the film, her age reaches 65.

Dhoom 3
Starring: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Release Date: December 25, 201

The third installment of the series will see Aamir Khan playing the bad guy and Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue to play their now iconic roles of Jai Dixit and Ali respectively. Katrina Kaif will be playing the female lead opposite Aamir Khan.

Dostana 2
Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Katrina Kaif
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Release Date: Not decided

It is the sequel to the 2008 hit film Dostana and will see Katrina Kaif replace Priyanka Chopra as the female lead in the story. Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham will reprise their roles in the movie. The film will be set in London and Punjab and is said to be far more naughty and wicked.

Once Upon a Time Again
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha
Director: Milan Luthria
Release Date: August 17, 2013

It is an upcoming Bollywood crime thriller and a sequel to the 2010 hit film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. Akshay Kumar will play the role of Shoaib, a character modeled on the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and will reportedly have three different looks in the film.