If Katrina Kaif is busy with Sallu bhai’s upcoming projects and Kareena Kapoor is hooked up with other commitments professionally and personally, then here is Sonakshi Sinha who came as an instant resort for the makers of ‘Joker’ who were speculating about the item girl in the film for long.
Sonakshi Sinha has been roped in a slot in the movie which is sure to grab many eyeballs and leave the audience awestruck. Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan both thought that there was no harm in getting their own leading lady gyrate to the tune of this ‘desi’ number that is expected to spice up the narrative of this Akshay Kumar starrer.
An insider from the movie itself reveals, “This item number was recorded many months back but the hunt was on for the item girl. Though there was no one in particular who was sent any feelers since there are still a few more days to go before the song goes on floors, Shirish started looking at Sonakshi as a big option that was available right in front of them.”
Earlier there were rumors that Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan were approached for shooting of this item song. The industry men considered that it would be cakewalk to approach them and seek their acceptance as Kat got her much hyped status of ‘Sheila’ and the song became a chartbuster of last year. Moreover Salman also did a cameo in an item number ‘Wallah Wallah’ in Tees Maar Khan apart from working with Shirish in Jaan-E-Mann. But the bad news was that Kat didn’t give her acceptance for this song in ‘Joker’. And after her refusal, the hunt for a bigger name got started and it zeroed on Sonakshi.
“Yeah, everyone felt that Sonakshi herself could be groomed for this item number”, the source continues, “She has anyways done quite well in another song from the film, ‘Dance Kar Le English Mein‘, where she has gyrated to a ‘desi’ tune and impressed everyone with her moves. Shirish and Farah felt that it would be good to continue the momentum by making their leading lady do the quintessential item number as well.”
Shirish has confirmed the news but has denied that Sonakshi is the second choice for the song.
“No one else had been approached and in any case this song was always supposed to be shot in our later schedules. Sonakshi is the best fit for the song and we would be beginning the shoot soon”, says Shirish.
There are some who are surprised though. After all, it wasn’t too long ago when he had supposedly asked Sonakshi to reduce weight for her further scenes in the film. One wonders what led to a change in mind.
“What change of mind”, Shirish gets a tad irritated here, “We took Sonakshi in the film for what she is. She looks absolutely fine and there is no change needed in her. Whatever you heard are just rumors.”
When told that this decision seemed impromptu and just a measure to soothe Ms. Sinha who is pretty peeved with the suggestions, Shirish responded stating, “That’s rubbish. People should stop imagining.”
Whatever it is but we all are thrilled to see Sonakshi doing an item number!