As an item girl who picks and chooses her projects with utmost care, Malaika has shared screen space with Shahrukh Khan ("Chaiyya Chaiyya" – Dil Se, "Kaal Dhamaal" - Kaal), Anil Kapoor/Nana Patekar ("Hoth Raseele" - Welcome), Suniel Shetty ("Mahi Ve" - Kaante) and Bobby Deol ("Tak Le" - Bichoo) to name a few. She did come up with quite a few celebrities last year in Heyy Babyy and Om Shanti Om as well.
Now, after a gap, Malaika has appeared with Arjun Rampal for an item number "Chori Chori Dekhe Mujhko" that has a Turkish setup to it, just like "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from Dil Se. Put to tune by Chirantan Bhatt and sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, this seductive number has Malaika at her seductive best with Arjun for company.
Incidentally this is quite a role shift for Arjun Rampal who in a matter of few weeks has been seen as an introvert rock star (Rock On), a serious filmmaker (The Last Lear) and now as a full-on commercial item boy. However, Malaika and Arjun don't just appear as an item couple and in fact also have a part to play in EMI that has Sanjay Dutt in the lead (as Sattarbhai). Directed by Saurabh Kadra, the film also stars Urmila Matondkar, Aashish Chaudhary and Neha Uberoi in principal roles.