Since the past two decades, the concept of an item number has remained a highly criticised and debatable topic among the literate classes. On the other hand, these item songs have always been massive crowd pleasers. With the advent of modernity in Bollywood, item numbers play a crucial role in making a film commercially successful.
There were times, when newcomers found item numbers, a more amenable shortcut to success. You may call it cheap or down market, but "item girl" today is an very expensive. Though item numbers of today, have been criticised for their gratuitous objectification of the female body, we witness all the top-notch Bollywood actresses making their foray into this zone.
The year 2012 have witnessed some of Bollywood's most successful actresses, performing hot item dance numbers in movies. Actresses like Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan and many more are fighting it out, in order to grab the title of best "item girl". Whom do you think amongst them can be termed as the best item girl of 2012?