Items numbers should be situational, says Shabana

Actress Shabana Azmi Friday said she doesn't have a problem with item numbers but they should be situational.

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Actress Shabana Azmi Friday said she doesn't have a problem with item numbers but they should be situational.

"I have far less problem with women doing item numbers than them falling on men's feet. Item numbers will continue to happen. It is part of what women do and what they are. Whether it is required on the situation or not that matters," she said during the release of book "Mother, Maiden, Mistress" written by Bhawana Somaya, Supriya Madangarli and Jigna Kothari.

"For example, 'Bidi Jala le' of 'Omkara' was fantastically written. It should not be like they are surrendering to a male," said Shabana.

Actress Parineeti Chopra, who was also there, said: "Item song 'Jalla Walah' in 'Ishaqzaade' which had two girls who are dancing in front of men was not done to titillate men. I am not saying item numbers should b eradicated...I hope in next 5 years, we don't get to see any more songs like this."


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  • Posted on: 20 May 2012 at 4:51pmrani-lucki

    it is a demand n supply...film makers make what we want to see

    we like to watch something unrealistic, over the top n entertaining sometimes :-)

  • Posted on: 20 May 2012 at 4:27pmElusiveDevotion

    Lol Rapier! That is hilarious! I would love to see a Munna and Chamku..[ROFL] Btw, I agree with Shabana.

  • Posted on: 20 May 2012 at 8:12amSandy-Naz

    i really hate item songs..i also donot want to see my fav Actresses in item songs.bt they do this...i donot know bt it looks so cheap in my view...and now mostly Item songs are perform by girls who are prostitutes in the movies...
    no offence to item songs lovers.its just my opinion.

    Edited on:20 May 2012 at 8:12am

  • Posted on: 19 May 2012 at 7:32pmRapier

    Item numbers objectify women! Why is it that we have Munni, and Chameli? Why not Munna, or Chamku? It really is degrading. But then again, what can we expect from an industry, where about 70% of the films (or dare I say, even more) are about men! The women are just there as "supporting" actors!

    I agree with Shabana Azmi that the songs must have a purpose of a reason for being there! They have to do something for the plot! Otherwise, it is just bad film-making!

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  • Posted on: 19 May 2012 at 11:51amnishasharma18

    item songs are just a way to garner more attention by portraying women as an object...its sad that there are so many who are ready to become like that just for fame.

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  • Posted on: 19 May 2012 at 7:36amNeloufer.

    Gawd-These Item songs -Waste of time Dead Sad Indian filmmakers are ruining their ovies :(

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  • Posted on: 19 May 2012 at 6:23am-DE-

    item songs vulgar and stupid.

    censor board should ban them

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  • Posted on: 19 May 2012 at 4:59amary42

    the directors have to sell films and they have to bother about the censor board and market, not ur problems.

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  • Posted on: 19 May 2012 at 2:03amsamicute

    thank for the awesome articles

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