In an interview to PTI, Maryam Zakaria shared her excitement on doing an item number for the movie Rowdy Rathore. The budding star said, "I am doing an item song in 'Rowdy Rathore'. In the song I have an Indian look. It is a catchy, fast-paced song. I don't dance with Akshay or Sonakshi in the song."
Rowdy Rathore is a remake of Telugu film Vikramarkudu. The item number of the film is choreographed by prolific dancer Prabhu Deva. Talking about the song, Maryam Zakaria said, "Prabhudeva has a unique style of dance which is tough. I am happy that I am getting to do something different... It was a challenge to do a song choreographed by Prabhudeva, but I loved doing it.”
Earlier, rumours were doing rounds that the item number was initially offered to actress Karishma Kapoor. When asked about the reports, Maryam Zakaria said, "I am not aware if Karishma was offered this song or not....I am happy with the fact that this offer came to me.”
Born in Iran and brought up in Sweden, Maryam Zakaria started her acting career with Tamil and Telugu films. Now, she wants to make it big in Bollywood. "I had a special appearance in Hindi film Paying Guest (2009). I got this offer for Agent Vinod and now Rowdy Rathore, my patience have in a way paid off. I want to do big and lead roles in Bollywood. I am meeting directors and reading scripts," PTI quotes Maryam as saying.