Item Songs

  • Item numbers aren't easy, says Nargis Fakhri August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Rockstar' actress Nargis Fakhri has grooved to her first item number for Shahid Kapoor-starrer 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero'. She says the experience made her realise that they aren't easy to do as they look on screen. "That (the item song) was a very fun experience. It's not as easy as...
  • Divya Dutta is ready to do an 'unconventional' item number July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Critically acclaimed actress Divya Dutta, who has been amassing praise galore for her act in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', is now ready to groove to an 'unconventional' item number in an upcoming film. Divya is going to perfect her moves for an item song, the details of which have been...
  • Item numbers are important, says singer Mamta Sharma April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The trend of adding "item songs" in Hindi films to spice up things and attract eyeballs continues to find favour in Bollywood, and playback singer Mamta Sharma remains in demand for this genre. Filmmakers Tigmanshu Dhulia, Abhinav Kashyap and Indra Kumar will be having item numbers in their upcoming movies...
  • Masses love item numbers: Yana Gupta March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Though item songs are on a constant rise in Bollywood despite being under the scanner, Czechoslovakian born Yana Gupta, who sizzled on the big screen in the song 'Babuji zaraa dheere chalo', finds nothing wrong with them as "masses love it". "People enjoy watching item songs, then who is...
  • Popularity of item songs shows their acceptance: Anushka March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Anushka Sharma believes that Bollywood item songs should not be blamed for depicting vulgarity on screen as such songs are part of entertainment. "I do not consider myself a feminist and I do not believe that by doing female-oriented films and depicting women fighting the system, we...
  • I'll continue to sing and dance in movies: Kareena March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Reacting to the Censor Board's stance that item numbers in films will be examined on a case-to-case basis, actress Kareena Kapoor has said this will not stop her from doing such songs. The Censor Board has said item songs will be examined to see whether they are suitable for...
  • CBFC: No move to give 'A' certificate to all item songs March 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Censor Board has clarified that there is no move yet to give 'A' certificate to all dance numbers and such film songs will be examined on a case-to-case basis. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)'s clarification comes in the wake of raging debate about 'obscenity' in item numbers, which...
  • Ban on item songs is very necessary: Nawazuddin February 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Prashant Narayanan support the Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) decision to be more stringent about the content of item songs which go on TV. The two feel that raunchy numbers can impact children and banning such songs won't take too much away from...
  • Filmmakers should stop treating women as sex objects just like we should: Mayank Shekhar January 12, 2013

    Is it time for cinema to introspect on how it portrays women? Film critic Mayank Shekhar shared his perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Don't you think lyrics like 'main tandoori murgi hoon yaar, gatkaale mujhe alcohol se', which are now exceedingly common in our absurd item songs, should...
  • Shootout at Wadala: Priyanka not doing item song October 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra has brushed aside rumours that she will feature in an item number in Ekta Kapoor's 'Shootout at Wadala'. "No, till now I am not doing any song in any other film except for my films," the 30-year-old said here at the People's Choice awards. Priyanka is working for...
  • Playlist: Bollywood's 10 best party songs of 2012 August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Item songs have become an essential ingredient of Hindi films. The filmmakers are actually creating space for item numbers in their stories, and most of the time it works. Sometimes, the basic premise of the film doesn't allow an item songs. Party songs pave way for a modified version...
  • 9 Item songs that'll get you on your toes July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: From Chikni chameli, Ooh la la to Anarkali disco chali - in recent times, Bollywood has produced some peppy item numbers that can get you out of slumber and push you to put on your dancing shoes! Filmmakers, choreographers and actors have condemned the use of the term...
  • Never seen a beautiful woman than Nathalia: RGV March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Ram Gopal Varma admits he approached Indian Canadian porn star Sunny Leone for an item song in 'Department', but things didn't work out and the song went to Nathalia Kaur. The filmmaker is in awe of the Brazilian model of Indian descent. "I never ever hid the fact that...
  • 'I, Me Aur Main' to release July 27 April 27, 2012

    New Delhi : John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh starrer 'I, Me Aur Main' is set to hit theatres July 27. The Reliance Entertainment, Rose Movies and Pollen Entertainment co-production is set against an urban backdrop and narrates the story of a man and his relationship with five women. It marks the...
  • Ranbir Kapoor's item number June 17, 2011

    Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor perform a tapori number for the upcoming movie 'Chillar Party'. ...
  • Mallika Sherawat's latest item song 'Jalebi Bai' June 16, 2011

    Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat performs 'Jalebi Bai' in the upcoming movie 'Double Dhamaal'. ...
  • Ranbir pays tribute to Rishi Kapoor in a special song May 5, 2011

    Ranbir Kapoor shot an interesting video with a gang of kids in UTV Spot Boy's Chiller Party and reveals that his look in the song was inspired by his father Rishi Kapoor. Apparently, Ranbir has been in love with his father's film Amar Akbar Anthony since he was a kid. The...
  • Item numbers spicing up small screen too! January 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Racy songs and sizzling moves like in "Sheila Ki Jawani" are no longer limited to Bollywood, discos and weddings. The small screen too is cashing in on their popularity with TV actresses grooving to item numbers in pre-wedding or party sequences in soaps. Popular item numbers are being interspersed...