Item numbers have become a rage in all Bollywood movies, especially the masala-entertainers. Go and check the chart-topping songs of any year recently and you would surely find the item numbers within the top 10. They may or may not help in the progress of the story but help to win earn a few more praises and crores at the box office; thanks to the hotness of the actress and the thumping dance number.
And yes, we all have our favorites. Some love watching Malaika 'Munni' Arora Khan in every item song while the others prefer their Sheila aka Katrina Kaif. But did you know much these actresses charge for just a five minute song? Wellâ€¦let's find out!
1. Sunny Leone:
This Baby Doll surely has Pink Lips. But dude, â€œyeh laila tujhe lut legi tu likh ke leleâ€. And yes, we mean it! 3 Crores for all the item songs!
2. Malaika Arora Khan:
Surely the hottest mom in B-town who can still make our heartbeats stop with her sensous dance moves. But do you know Anarkali disco jaane ke liye kitna charge karti hai? Nothing muchâ€¦just 1.5 Crores.
3. Chitrangda Singh:
Oh wait. Another hottie. She charged a decent 80 lakhs for 'Kafirana', for a movie no one would even like to rememberâ€¦.'Joker'.
4. Sonakshi Sinha:
Given the way her choice of roles of have been and how her career graph is shaping up, doing item numbers would be the best job for her. After all, from Salman to Ajay, they all put in their â€œlucky charm'sâ€ item numbers to ensure good collections. Plus, charging 6 Crores for an item song completely ensures a very bright future! *sarcastic wink*
5. Priyanka Chopra:
â€œRam chaahe Leelaâ€, â€œLeela chaahe Ramâ€ and PC chaahe 6 Crores.
6. Jacqueline Fernandez:
She demanded one crore just for hugging. Well, we mean for giving us a â€œjadoo ki jhappiâ€.
7. Kareena Kapoor:
Okay. Get your calculators out of your bags. The signing amount for doing 'Heroine' plus a whopping 5 Crores for her item number Halkat Jawani in the film.
8. Katrina Kaif:
*Thank You Salman Bhai* #lovestruck â€œwill you do an item number, lady?.....wait what? 3.5 Crores?....I don't mind as long as it gives me huge returns like Chikni Chameli and Sheila Ki Jawaani.â€ #signed *Thank you producers*
So if any one of you wonders why Katrina did just a 15 minutes role in Dhoom 3, think againâ€¦maybe she earned quite a lot! *winks*
No matter what genres of movies are made every year, item numbers surely remain a big attraction in most movies and is usually the best song in the entire album. And giving a stunning face to these rocking item numbers has never been a bad idea!
Looking forward to some foot-tapping item numbers in 2015.