"In any case, I wasn't competing with Shilpa Shetty in Dostana. Of course "Desi Girl" is fantastic but so is "Shut Up and Bounce". I knew about the song placement from the very beginning", says Priyanka Chopra who is getting quite some accolades coming her way after Fashion and now Dostana.
But didn't she ever wish that she could have bagged "Shut Up and Bounce" as well? "Well, I have the remaining five songs in the film to my name so no regrets with one song featuring someone else", smiles Priyanka, "Also, the song's placement was such that it required introducing the beach life of Miami to the audience at the very beginning of the film. Now since I make an appearance a little later, it wouldn't have made sense for the song to be picturised on me."
What does she feel about Shilpa Shetty fitting the bill eventually? "Absolutely the right choice", Priyanka doesn't blink an eyelid here, "For a vibrant city like Miami, it was absolutely essential to have a female with a great body and who better than Shilpa to do the honours. This composition by Vishal and Shekhar absolutely rocks and the way Tarun Mansukhani, the film's director, has got it on screen is just perfect. I am very happy with the final result and glad that it is being noticed and becoming so popular with the audience. It only helps the film."
Shilpa Shetty is enjoying all the 'oohs' and 'aahs' from the audience with her sexy act in "Shut Up and Bounce" number from Dostana. However, Priyanka Chopra is not loosing any sleep with the popularity of the song and the item girl in it, especially since she has her own "Desi Girl" to cheer about.