No other film industry can brag about item numbers, as a matter of fact they don’t have them. And if you ask what’s an item number or an item girl, then you haven’t seen a Bollywood movie. Item girls, item songs, are traditional elements in Indian films.
Unrelated to the storyline of the movie, an attractive super sexy girl will appear, in a nightclub setting or dancing in the streets, around a fire, you name it, where she will perform an item number, a single song sequence.
Bollywood has elevated the item number to an art form.
Do you have a moment? :-) then check these out…
and who doesn’t remember Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai..
Chaiya Chaiya from Dil Se
Preity Zinta in Mein Aur Mrs. Khanna
Katrina Kaif in Agneepath
In the early day of Indian film courtesans used to perform these numbers, but over the years item numbers have become reputable, in fact so reputable that even our greatest Bollywood actresses and hunks perform them now, like Shahrukh Khan, Shahid, Hrithik.
Hrithik in Dhoom 2