Recently there is a huge buzz in the media industry regarding the censor board putting its domination over item songs and videos. But if you look back, Bollywood and items videos have an association overages. These days various lead actresses are found enjoying doing jhatkas and latkas in their films be it Deepika Padukone who was seen doing ‘Naam Tera Padke’ or be it Kareena Kapoor in ‘fevicol se’ or Katrina Kaif in ‘Kamli’ and ‘Cheekni Chameli’. No wonder this is simply a step taken by the actresses to enjoy greater publicity as well as lengthened screen presence. But does that simply suffice to be an item girl? This article brings to light some of the most popular item girls of Bollywood who are known for their distinctive style and charismatic personality.
10. Yana Gupta
This famous Czech beauty left everyone stuck with her performance in the song ‘Babuji Zara Dheer Chalo’. Yana was a hit just with one song. This stunning, sexy yet cute beauty has also worked for other brands like Limca, Lakme, MTV and Nivea. She continues her dance spree with songs like ‘Laila Laila Laila’, ‘Oh!What a Babe!’ and Rumors and is known to be entering Bollywood soon.
9. Mumaith Khan
Pakistan Born Mumaith Khan is brought up in Mumbai and is known for her unmatched energy quotient. All her performances are power-packed and the fast moves seem to be difficult performing by anyone. She gained fame with her performance in the song ‘Dekh Le’ from Munna Bhai MBBS. Later she was seen in ‘Lut Gayee’ from Hulchul and ‘Preetam Pyaare’ from Rowdy Rathore.
8. Gauhar Khan
Gauhar Khan– a hardworking girl has made her position in Bollywood industry. But her career began with ‘Nasha Nasha’- an item dance from Aan-Men at Work. This was followed by ger performance in ‘Parda Parda’ from Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, ‘jhalla Wallah’ and ‘Hua Chokra Jawan re’ from Ishaqzaade.
7. Mallika Sherawat
Talking of item girls and missing out Mallika Sherawat is nothing less than a crime. She is known much for her bold avatar in ‘Murder’ which marked her as a sultry and bold actress. Mallika has performed in seductive numbers like ‘Maiya Maiya’, ‘Jalebi Bai’ and other. She has names such as Laila, Shalu, Razia and Jalebi Bai due to the items songs she did.
6. Rakhi Sawant
She is the loudest of the lot, began her item girl-career with the sexy number ‘Dekhta Hai Tu Kya’ from ‘Krazzy 4’. This is followed by remix numbers such as ‘Pardesiya Yeh Sach Hai Piya’. It is not just her dancing style but also her face attitude that keeps her in news.
5. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena has the hat of being the queen of commercial films. She has also given some outstanding item numbers like ‘fevicol se’, ‘Dil Mera Muft Ka’, ‘Halkat Jawani’, ‘Chammak Challo’, ‘Yeh Mera Dil’, ‘Tasan’.
4. Aruna Irani
Can anyone forget her sizzling performance in ‘chadhti Jawani from Carvan? Well this is followed by her performance in ‘Meri Beri Ke Ber Mat Todo’, ‘Ab Jo Mile Hain’, ‘Dilbar Dil Se Pyare’ and ‘Ae Phassa’.
Bindu is the first married actress to do item songs and was supported largely by her husband. The most popular songs from her career are ‘Dil Jalon Ka Dil Jala Ke’, ‘Main Hoon Haseen’, and ‘Mera Naam Shabnam’.
The dancing diva of Indian Cinema, Helen brought a significant change in Bollywood with her performance in ‘Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu’. This is followed by many item numbers from her.
1. Malaika Arora Khan
Known for her sex appeal, Malaika Arora Khan is exotic. She garnered fame as an item song dancer with ‘Chaiya Chaiya’. This is followed by ‘Maahi Ve’, ‘Kaal’, ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’, ‘Fashion Khatam Mujhpe’, ‘Anarkali Disco Chaali’ as well as others.
All these songs are there on your lips right? Well, there is hardly few who would not love to groove to these songs that gained fame due to the performance of these item song divas.