Actress Hamsa Nandini has grooved to four popular dance songs in southern films in just a few months, but she doesn't like the expression 'item number'. The actress says the reach that such numbers give to actors is phenomenal. She is ready for more dance numbers in films as she is not a mainstream heroine and she is happy to do it for the audiences, who want to see more of her on screen.
The actress has featured in chartbusters such as Mirchi and
Bavagarlu in the recent past. In an interview to IANS, Hamsa
Nandini said, "Firstly, I don't think they are item numbers because
I don't expose in any of my songs. I don't have a problem doing
these songs because I'm not a mainstream heroine yet, and moreover
if audience wants to see more of me, I would happily
Hamsa Nandini has worked in Telugu and Tamil films and is
successful in impressing the viewers in both languages. She added,
"So many producers call up every day asking me to dance in their
films, but I have been very choosy. I have forgone so many
opportunities because I seek a purpose even behind these
She admits these songs help in reaching out to the masses. "It
gives you phenomenal reach especially if you're paired opposite big
stars. I believe it is a good platform to reach out to the masses.
I'm happy doing a five-minute dance number that assures me a lot of
attention rather than featuring in 10 scenes in a film with no
scope for performance," said Hamsa, who started career as a
The item hot girl, who is seen with Pawan Kalyan in dance sequence in Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi, is currently awaiting release one of her item numbers with superstar Nagarjuna. Continue to read Hamsa Nandini's interview.
A Song With PK/Nagarjuna Is Truly A Blessing
She said, "Doing a song with Pawan Kalyan or Nagarjuna is truly
a blessing. These are opportunities I would never want to miss. I'm
extremely happy that with every song, audiences have only expected
more from me. They have created an image of me and I want to live
up to it."
Hamsa's Dance Number In Jr NTR's Ramayya Vasthavayya
Hamsa has also featured in a dance number in Junior NTR's
upcoming Telugu movie Ramayya Vasthavayya. She said,
"There have been so many actresses who have featured in item
numbers over the years, but very few gave repeat performances. I'm
glad that audiences have not discarded me and are still expecting
something more from me."
Item Numbers Are Not All About Glamour
She added, "It just appears glamorous on screen, but nobody
knows how many days of rehearsals we do for the song. I remember
for Mirchi, I had to dance barefoot in a chilli field under the hot
sun. You can imagine how hot that would have been, but I still did
Careful Before Giving Nod To Directors
She said, "I also give importance to directors because not all
of them can make you look good on screen. Very few directors have
an eye for making an actress look sexy yet not dirty in these
songs. The reason I agreed to work in Ramayya Vasthavayya
is because of Harish Shankar (director)."
Hamsa Strongly Believes Harish Shankar
She added, "I have seen his work in the past and I was convinced
that he will portray me on screen well. Secondly, it wasn't just a
song; he offered me a small role too."
Are You Not Interested In Taking Up Roles?
Hamsa said, "I have landed a plum role in the period flick
Rudhramadevi. I'm playing a challenging role and I'm giving my best
because for the first time viewers will actually get see my
performance. This film means a lot to me and it packs a surprise
Hamsa Wants Performance-Oriented Role
She added, "I have been offered a few roles, but as I pointed
out already, I don't want to be seen in a few scenes without any
purpose. If I get a performance-oriented role, then I'll be more
than happy to take it up."