Top 5 Current Item Girls of Bollywood
Every Bollywood actress wants to be an item girl these days….ohh My God! But this is true. Item songs as they are popularly termed in tinsel town are song and dance sequences which may or may not have any apt link with the story but are added for publicity and news. Item girls are seen in skimpy dresses in these songs giving the audiences the much needed ‘high’ that becomes the USP for a film. The origin of these goes back to the cabarets and the mujras that were an inevitable part of yester year’s films. Actresses like Helen, Aruna Irani, Padma and Bindu were stalwarts of this league. Eventually main stream cinema actresses also joined in. Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi were one of the earliest known heroines to perform sassy numbers.
The current league of heroines seems to be having cat-fights over bagging an item number in a Hindi film. Among the recent item numbers, ‘Munni Badnam Hui’ rocked the nation in 2010. Sultry Malaika Arora Khan performed at her best to add into the efforts that producer hubby Arbaaz Khan was putting into ‘Dabaang’. Malaika started her career with an item song atop a train in the film ‘Dil se’ where she matched steps with Shahrukh Khan doing ‘Chhaiya Chhaiya’. This 37 year old model turned actress has always managed to turn heads with performances in films like Kaal, Welcome and Hey Baby. With a curvy hour-glass figure to die for and her forever bold andaaz, Malaika is always on the top of the item charts.
2. Katrina Kaif
Following closely is the eternally beautiful and sexy Katrina Kaif. Katrina allured her fans with this year’s ‘Shiela ki Jawani’ from the film Tees Maar Khan. Director and choreographer Farah Khan put Katrina on a strict diet regime to look her best in the item song. Praising Katrina for her efforts and dedication, the director confirms that a lot of designing was done to bring out the sensuous avatar of the actress in the song. Even Katrina agrees that this is one of her raunchiest performances.
3. Gauhar Khan
The third position goes to Gauhar Khan for her sensuous item number of Parda Parda in the film Once upon a Time in Mumbai. The song was a remixed version from the Rajesh Khanna starrer Apna Desh. The track sung by Sunidhi Chauhan was one of the biggest USPs of the film and Gauhar managed to create a scintillating effect that resembled the ambience and style of the seventies. Gauhar is a vibrant dancer and has proved her mettle in a previous item number in the film Aan-Men at Work in 2004.
4. Maria Gopez
The fourth position is held by Maria Gopez with ‘Neeyat Kharab Hai’ from Big B starrer ‘Teen Patti’. She is a firangi babe from Brazil who was chosen by choreographers Asley Lobo after auditioning about fifty girls. Leena Yadav’s ‘teen Patti’ had actors of the like of Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley and Madhavan. The song was voiced by Sunidhi Chauhan and Maria’s seductive moves made it one of the most wanted songs of 2010.
Model turned actress Sameera Reddy is on position five in our charts. Sameera’s item number ‘Tere Ishk Se Meetha’ from the Ajay Devgan-Bipasha Basu starrer Aakrosh gathered much hype due to censor issues even before the film hit the theatres. Sameera started her career with music videos and went on do cameo roles in films like Musafir. Her revealing attire and bold dance moves in the item number makes her one of the item girls ‘in demand’ in Bollytown.
Skin show is a must in Bollywood…..and item girls and their sassy numbers have always added spice and would continue to do so!