It has been a trend that item girls are a must in almost every Bollywood movies. In the olden times, the lead actresses used to be much sober and the shimmy-shakes were the responsibility of some “bad” girls not suitable to be featured in the leading role. That was the reason Helen Richardson was always a vamp or a dancer in Bollywood movies of the 1960s and 70s. Before Helen made big, her family friend Cuckoo was the top dancer. But, they never got to lead the successful movies.
Time has changed for sure. These days lead actress do the shedding of dress and funky moves to arouse the hidden desires of the viewers. Can you think of Mallika Sherawat playing lead role in old Bollywood movies? In her upcoming movie Thank You, Mallika is wearing ‘bits of nothing’.
Now, every leading actress should be versatile enough to be an item girl. The modern item dances Muni badnam… or Sjheila’s Jawani or a bit old Chhaiyan Chhaiyan of Dil Se… .show the evergreen nature of item dance and demand of item girls in Bollywood. Malaika Arora Khan or Katrina Kaif are not the typical old-age item girls but, yes, the time has changed a lot now. After babuji zara dheere chalo girl, Yana Gupta, Thank You girl Mallika Sherawat, Deepika Padukone is going to rock with Dum Maaro Dum item. It’s an another story that Deepika Padukone refused a 4 crore offer to dance in a private party in London.
Some of the music videos of Bollywood actresses who have danced in item numbers are posted in the following links:
- Lara Dutta in ‘Dil Dooba’
- Rekha – in a number of songs
- Kareena Kapoor in ‘Yeh Mera Dil…’
- Aishwarya Rai – in Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Bubbly)
- Sushmita Sen in Mehboob Mere…
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