Bollywood’s hottest item numbers
Prachi Desai- If you think of Prachi Desai, you invariably think of a coy sweet girl thanks to her roles in TV shows and films so far. But Prachi has gone ahead and changed that image for herself with her latest item number from the film ‘Ek Villain’. Prachi has set the temperatures soaring with her seductive dance moves in the song ‘Awari’. Dressed in a black choli and matching black skirt with thigh high slits on both sides, the song is completely different from what we have seen the actress doing before. Is Prachi taking the ‘good girl gone bad’ route? Well, atleast none of us are complaining!
Priyanka Chopra- From her convincing roles to her superb singing, there is nothing that Priyanka Chopra does not succeed in. The same is the case when Priyanka is seen in an item song. With perfectionist Sanjay Leela Bhansali at the helm of affairs and Pee Cee as the muse, her item song in the film ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleea: Ram-Leela’ was nothing less than a class apart. Priyanka’s item song ‘Ram chahe Leela’ was hot and the actress moved like a goddess while serenading the audiences, let alone Ranveer Singh in the song. Her thin frame and toned legs were at full display and while Priyanka most of the times never fails to disappoint with her looks, the Bhansali air brush technique made her look stunning to say the least.
Malaika Arora Khan- She can easily be crowned the queen when it comes to the item girl tag and Malaika Arora Khan most definitely lives upto the tag. We couldn’t take our eyes off Malaika when she set our heart beats racing while dancing on the train top with Shah Rukh Khan in tow in ‘Chaiyan Chaiyan’ and nothing has changed even years later. Malaika has made audiences dance on many songs like ‘Chaiyan Chaiyan’, ‘Munni Badnam Hui’ on the one hand and also made them join her on the dance floor with ‘Anarkali Disco Chali’ on the other. The model-VJ turned actress and reality show judge with her immense poise and graceful dance moves has made most of her item songs hugely popular and a big hit for everyone to enjoy.
Katrina Kaif- Katrina Kaif could convince us in a village belle avatar. If you don’t believe that India’s very own Barbie Doll could pull off such a thing then you may have to check her out in the song ‘Chikni Chameli’ from ‘Agneepath’. Kat is seen flaunting her flat stomach and some rigourous dance moves in the item number which rumours suggest she charged nothing for. Katrina also entertained everyone in the song ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani’ and the song went on to become hugely popular. It is believed that Kat had to practice a lot to get her steps right for ‘Chikni Chameli’. Her look and attitude in the item number makes her one of the hottest actresses to be doing item songs in films.
Kareena Kapoor- We can trust Kareena Kapoor to floor us with her presence everytime she comes on the big screen. And she did nothing less than that when we saw her in the item song ‘Fevicol’ in ‘Dabangg 2’. Kareena charmed one and all with her moves in the ‘Fevicol’ song when she danced along with Salman Khan. The chemistry between Bebo and Salman was fun and entertaining and their friendship was easily visible in their comfort with which they dance onscreen. The song soon became one of the most popular songs of 2012 that was played in clubs during parties. Kareena had before also sizzled in an item song in the film ‘Don’ where she was seducing Shah Rukh Khan. Mallika Sherawat told Karan Johar on his chat show ‘Koffee With Karan’ that she could have done that song better than Kareena. Well, now that’s highly debatable! What say?
Mallika Sherawat- She may have done an item number on and off in between her Bollywood films and Hollywood career but we cannot forget Mallika Sherawat’s spectacular performance in her item song ‘Maiyaan Maiyaan’ from the film ‘Guru’. The actress looked sizzling hot and perfected the Arabic dance moves in the song. Another song where Mallika sizzled was for the song ‘Jalebi Bai’. The actress made many go gaga over her figure and even though the film couldn’t create a record at the box office, the song entered the list of popular item songs.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- When the World’s most beautiful woman Aishwarya Rai decided to turn item girl for a song in ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ we knew we had to expect nothing but the best. And Ash delivered us with much more than just that. Aishwarya Rai’s iconic item song ‘Kajra Re’ became a rage for more reasons than one. The song saw father-son duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan dancing along with Ash in a local pub. What makes this song interesting even after many years is that Ash went on to become the Bachchan bahu in real life and hence dancing along with her husband Abhishek and father-in-law Amitabh makes it even more special. Talking about Ash in the song, we had never seen the actress ooze so much sexuality on screen with her seductive dance moves, her perfect expressions and that outfit that went on to become a rage later!
Shilpa Shetty- She may not have the most enviable list of films in her kitty but Shilpa Shetty surely has some of the most enviable dance numbers to her credit. Give her patli kamar the credit, but Shilpa’s ‘Main aayi hun UP Bihar lootne’ song had fans going crazy. In a lehenga-choli, Shilpa makes no bones about flaunting her flawless figure and had the masses go crazy with her graceful dance moves. Years later, Shilpa gave us another hot item song ‘Shut Up And Bounce’ from the film ‘Dostana’. Shilpa can be seen clad in nothing but itsy-bitsy clothes while dancing alongside Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. Shilpa’s item songs get two thumbs up from our side.
Sunny Leone- A discussion on the hottest item girls is incomplete without mentioning Sunny Leone. We saw Sunny in her first item song ‘Laila teri le legi’ from the film ‘Shootout At Wadala’. The former adult film star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone’s expressions and dance moves are perfect for the item songs she stars in. We are left amazed at the star’s beautiful body and sultry expressions while dancing alongside John Abraham. Sunny Leone’s another song ‘Baby Doll’ that was from her film ‘Ragini MMS 2’ became a huge hit and was played at clubs and parties left, right and centre. Sunny is certainly one of the hottest item girls we have in the film industry currently.
Madhuri Dixit- Madhuri Dixit is the epitome of grace and the actress’ dancing ability has been the talking point for a major part of her career. Hence when Madhuri decided to do an item number in Karan Johar’s ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’, we knew she would hit the nail on its head. Madhuri danced alongside Ranbir Kapoor in the song ‘Ghagra’ and it was nothing less than spectacular. Madhuri showed the world she still has the grace and moves that she had when she was ruling Bollywood. We can understand how Ranbir Kapoor thought Madhuri’s ‘ghagra’ was ‘TV pe breaking news’. Age no bar, Madhuri continues to be one of the hottest item girls of the country.