Deepika to groove on ‘Dum Maro Dum’

Finally, it was decided. Deepika Padukone will step into yesteryears actress Zeenat Aman shoes. She has been chosen to groove on the hit item number of the 70, ‘Dum Maro Dum’ from the blockbuster ‘Hare Krishna Hare Ram’. Despite not being a part of the film, Deepika will shake her leg to the hot number. She has ousted the actress of the film, Bipasha Basu. The song will not be a part of the film but only used as a special music video.    

Rohan Sippy was considering other actresses for the song but when all suggested Deepika Padukone’s name, he went with the popular opinion.

A source said, "Deepika wasn't even in talks with Rohan regarding the Dum Maro Dum item song.

However, when Deepika's name started doing the rounds Rohan got positive response, from trade and people alike."

Deepika has earlier grooved in the item number with Shahrukh Khan in ‘Billu’.

Describing the song, the source said, "Deepika has agreed to be a part of the song, for Rohan. The song will be shot next week and isn't in the Munni or Sheila league, but rather contemporary and extremely urban."

"Yes Deepika will be doing the Dum Maro Dum remix song. The song will have a contemporary feel to it. We are shooting next week. We are very excited to have Deepika on board.

Pritam is remixing the song," Sippy said. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu in the lead role and the film is slated for April 22 release.