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12 Aug

Can actors and item girls go hand in hand?

(Published Sunday August 12, 2012) http://dawn.com/2012/08/12/foreign-front-actors-and-item-girls-hand-in-hand/ [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_m2XEbyNnw]  Believe it or not Vyjyanthimala is considered Hindi cinema’s first heroine to record an item number in the 1954 hit film Nagin. ‘Man Dole Mera Tan Dole’ goes down in history for its mesmerizing nagin (snake) dance that surpassed the popularity of the film itself. Fast-forward half a century and you have Katrina Kaif gyrating to the beats of ‘Sheila’ and ‘Chikni Chameli’. In fact, you have every viable heroine, from Aishwarya Rai to Kareena Kapoor, eyeing an item number to complete her celebrity star status. What’s the phenomenon all about? Very simply put, it’s about creating some sizzle to sell the film. An item number can be as simple as a guest appearance that serves as an...
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