Every film, these days seem to be banking on an item number for it to catch the audience’s attention. At least for the initial few days. And if that item number has an A-lister gyrating to it, it helps the film to market itself better.
Aamir Khan did it for Delhi Belly. And even Ranbir Kapoor is all over television shaking his hips to the Tain Tain Phissh promotional item number from Chillar Party. Seems like Priyanka Chopra too doesn’t want to be left behind.
The actress, who had earlier appeared in an item number with Shah Rukh Khan in Billu is all set to sway her sexy self for an item number in Priyadarshan’s forthcoming film Tezz, starring Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Kangna Ranaut.
If all goes well, Priyanka Chopra will be doing her first solo item number in the Ratan Jain produced venture later this year. The actress had stated in a media interview in late 2010, I have never done one (item number), and I don’t think I will be doing one either. Looks like her determination never to get caught up in the item number’ frenzy has worn off within the year.
Priyanka Chopra, who has many a sexy number under her belt, including the Touch Me Baby song from Aitraaz, has never been eager to join the item number bandwagon.
In fact, when Shilpa Shetty was called in for the Shut Up And Bounce item song in Karan Johar’s 2008 film Dostana, Priyanka had no issues with it.
With good dance numbers coming her way, Priyanka had never been in a hurry to be an item girl unlike her contemporaries. But with item numbers being the talking points in films these days, the actress seems to have changed her mind. She will soon hear the song. Ratan Jain, the producer has spoken to her secretary and Priyanka has shown keen interest in the item song as well, revealed a source, talking about the dance number in Tezz, which might be the actress’ first ever solo item song.
The song in question has been composed by Sajid-Wajid. A source close to the film told Mumbai Mirror, Priyanka’s dance in Tezz will be as sexy as Malaika Arora Khan’s Munni act in Dabangg and Katrina Kaif’s Sheila in Tees Maar Khan.
A special set will also be created in Mumbai to shoot Priyanka’s item number to make it bigger and better than the Sheilas and the Munnis.
Priyanka and her spokesperson remained unavailable for comment.