By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM Friday, June 29, 2007 While we were not watching, item songs just got cooler. Forget Kareena Kapoor doing her swish-and-swirl in Don and Kya Love Story Hai, it's time to make the item song as exotic as it can get.
In Anubhav Sinha's Cash the sizzling item song shot last week in deep secrecy was performed by a Brazilian bomb named Bruna.
Bruna promises to put all the Yana Guptas and Rakhi Sawants of the Indian entertainment industry into the shade.
Divulging details of the unusual trance-action Anubhav says, "Bruna is a very spunky and beautiful widely-travelled dancer-entertainer from Brazil. She has been trying her luck in entertainment industries all over the world. A year ago someone suggested Bollywood as a paradise for entertainment-oriented activities. Her dance number in Cash, choreographed by Rajiv Goswami, will be the first of its kind."
The director known for his stylish rock-video song sequences actually wanted Caterina Murino, the girl from the James Bond film Casino Royale, to do the item song. "But when I saw what Caterina was capable of I decided to cast her in a full-length lead role in my next film that I'll shoot entirely in Italy," proclaims Anubhav.
Quite like Subhash Ghai who shot a song with Madhuri Dixit in Karma and scrapped it to cast her as the leading lady in Ram Lakhan.