Bollywood bombshell, Mallika Sherawat's latest item number 'Laila' in Priyadarshan's forthcoming action thriller, Tezz has apparently not gone down well with the director. Priyadarshan feels that it was not required and was added only for promotions.
Speaking to PTI, director Priyadarshan said, “I never wanted the item song in the film but the producers (Ratan Jain of Venus) said we are a musical company and hence it came in the film. They went ahead with it and producers naturally are always right as they spend money all the time. I did not want to do it, so they shot it without me, but that is fine.”
Priyadarshan is of the opinion that Mallika's song in Tezz was not at all required and was added only for promotions. The brilliant film maker added that since Tezz is an action thriller, the song had no connection with the plot of the film.
Mallika Sherawat is seen shaking her booty to the item number sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and composed by music duo, Sajid-Wajid.
Priyadarshan, who is known for making authentic movies said, “I am basically against item songs, which are put in the film without any reason. I have also shot item numbers, but only when it is needed. It should go with the film and it should not stand separately without any connection with the movie.”
Priyadarshan, who has mostly done comedy films is making his foray into action thriller with Tezz for the first time. The director said, “I made a thriller because this is something I have never done before. And that is basically because I believe in all kind of cinema.. if you like every kind of cinema then you can make every kind of cinema. I know I took some time to make a thriller but it never struck me. But I really wanted to do a thriller like Hollywood style.”