Priyamani's item number '1 2 3 4 get on the dance floor' in Chennai Express was well-received by the audience. Indeed, it went on to give her a good recognition in the Hindi films. Having understood that the Khans' films give good popularity, the glamorous star is now open for item numbers in Hindi films. But she will only accept movies, which will have A-list stars.
Yes, Priyamani has said that she is ready to work with stars like Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and other stars. But she claims that she will accept item number offers only from Bollywood! It is because in Hindi film industry even if an A-list actress does an item number, she will be considered for a lead role, but it is not the same case down South.
If an actress appears in a few item numbers, industry will brand her as an item girl and assume that she doesn't have work. "Well, in Bollywood, even if you are a top-rung actress and you do an item number, it doesn't really matter. You will be considered for a good role in your next film. On the other hand, in the South if you do a couple of item numbers, you will be branded as an item girl and someone who has no work," the Times of India quoted the actress as saying.