Item numbers are an integral part of Bollywood films. Before the item songs were performed by a particular section of item girls. They were never called actresses but were always referred to as item girls but today's Bollywood actresses are breaking that norm and performing in item songs.
We have seen actresses over the years display their acting as well dancing skills with equal proficiency. But today films cash in on dance sequences of a different kind. Yes, we're talking about item numbers or performances which have the actress dance to high voltage music with hip-gyrating moves! Now with the A-list actresses being ready to do jatkas and matkas in item numbers, looks like the B-grade actresses will very soon run out of jobs.
Priyanka Chopra's recent Ram Leela number was a very daring and sensuous song with PeeCee dancing in a bold avatar. The move in which she buttons up her blouse was much talked about during the release of the movie. That particular move was uber hot and sensuous and at the same time shocked us as it was not something we would usually expect. Similarly there are a number of shocking moves performed by our Bollywood actresses which make us go gaga.
Check out the latest Bollywood item girls who shocked us with their moves...
After a string of flops last year, Pee Cee came to be known as the newest item girl with some of the most popular dance numbers - Babli Badmaash and Pinky Hai Paise Walon Ki. But, it was in Ram-Leela that the actress experimented with a more daring look and of course, even more sensuous moves. Priyanka's sexy act when she buttons up her blouse shocked us too!
After dancing her way to Sheila Ki Jawani (wrapped in a bedsheet that too!), Katrina became the newest item girl to rule box office numbers. What followed was Chikni Chameli, a sleazy item number which had her dancing with rowdy men in the background!
Kareena's Halkat Jawani became a nationwide hit with the actress sizzling on screen in a low-cut choli and pink sari. The masala item number saw Bebo dance seductively by moving her midriff to the lyrics of the song - Life ki naughty kahaani, yeh halkat jawani!!
Deepika received a lot of flak when she danced to a raunchy item number in the 2011 film Dum Maaro Dum. Those sensuous dance moves replete with awkward lyrics did not go with her otherwise girl-next-door image we think. And that tiny skirt and outrageous tattoo added to the damage!
Of all the item numbers we have listed, this one takes the cake. If you remember the item number by the bong hottie in Jodi Breakers, you will know what we are talking about. In the song, Bipasha Bipasha, the actress provocatively moves her breasts to the tune of the song. What was she thinking anyway?
Ash did the unimaginable by turning into an item girl with Kajra Re for the film, Bunty Aur Babli. In the song picturised at a nightclub, we found the Bachchan bahu shake her booty along with her husband Abhishek and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan! Some of those moves were really provocative!
Kafirana was an obvious hit and the Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi girl earned herself a ‘bold' tag. The red-hot actress did shock us with some raunchy dance steps in this lavani-like track.
Even the extremely talented Vidya Balan chose to do an item number in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film, Ferrari Ki Sawaari and that too on the popular Marathi song, Mala Jau De Na. The actress, who is known for her serious roles wore a nine-yard sari, and performed did some really sensuous lavani steps in this one.
Malaika's hot item number, Munni Badnam Hui had the actress rub her back and dance to a ridiculously crass song! Meant obviously for the masses, this one got the item girl instant fame.
We may not have seen her much on celluloid of late, but PZ has always managed to be in news. For her sizzling item number in Main Aur Mrs Khanna, the actress exercised her way to a toned figure and performed a mujra! Shocked or not?