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It wasn't very long ago when an 'item number' meant a raunchy dance performed by a leggy beauty, who...

Friday, May 13, 2011 | 9:38:20 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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It wasn't very long ago when an 'item number' meant a raunchy dance performed by a leggy beauty, who tries to seduce/entertain the hero/villain of the film whilst the heroine remained but a perfect example of modesty.

But as the cliched saying goes, time never remains constant and yes the times have changed! Now, it's the mainframe heroines who put a step forward and dance out an overly-celebrated dance number, leaving behind their decorous-avatars and stepping into the shoes of the crude seductress to enchant their viewers worldwide.



With lead heroines getting into the sexy avatars, the 'rent-a-model-for-a-song' routine is exploited no more!

The case of yesteryears' enormous hit, "Sheila Ki Jawani" is no different. The song is a tale of a struggling actress who decides to perform an item number in a B-grade movie for some limelight and ends up executing this larger-than-the-film-itself dance. The song displayed Brit-babe Katrina Kaif, inhabiting the dancing techniques of Helen, Shakira, Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tondon among others and in the end, producing a delightful entertain which gained her an immediate appraise of fans and dance critics alike. Choreographed by Farah Khan in collaboration with Geeta Kapoor; this song stood out to be the limelight of the film, despite the film's disappointing failure at the Box Office.

Whilst the former song showcased the lead of the film in a sexy avatar, this particular song, which followed the model-for-a-song routine, stood as the throne of the most heard-performed-watched song of the year, leaving behind a hoard full of tough competitors. We. of course, are talking of "Munni Badnam Hui" which was spectacularly performed by Mallaika Arora Khan. Mallaika may not have been lured by the leading lady roles yet but still somehow manages to steal away the limelight by shaking her curves she's carved perfectly fit. It's a song, set in a crummy village and performed to entertain a crude politician, intervened by a Dabangg police officer. Although Mallaika is not at all trained with this 'gaon-ki-gori' avatar, she still stopped as many hearts and still rules their beats!  

With an unimaginable item numbers containing Munni, Sheila and who not, BollyCurry has decide to take to this roller-coaster ride about the evolution into the item numbers of Bollywood. So this was just the beginning folks, dance abhi baaki hai mere dost!

Stay tuned...

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Posted on: 06 June 2011 at 10:28am
Munni all the wayNo one can beat malaika arora khan...she is the best...and munni rocks...she beaten kat in term of both dancing and expressions...u rock malaika urf munni...

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Posted on: 15 May 2011 at 12:39pm
i liked neither of them...but if i have to choose one, i'll go for Munni badnam hui...it's faaar better than sheila ki jawaani
but even without that, i must say...Munni has veryy catchy tune...

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Posted on: 15 May 2011 at 4:38am
both the songs are good..but if I have to choose one of them I will go wid Sheila for the reasons that Kat was in a completely new avatar and that too she turned out to be a fab dancer..where Malaika has always been there in field of item songs..and when compared the choreography of Sheila was better than Munni..no offense to any one..

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Posted on: 15 May 2011 at 3:23am
awww munni and sheila both rocked
mailaika arora khan and katrina danced really very well
these two songs were really hit
many others like dum maaro dum came and faded but munni and sheila stole the limelight as they were songs with awesome choreography and music!

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Posted on: 14 May 2011 at 7:20pm
Munni all the way!! Sheila Ki jawani is just too much self obsessed lol. Munni is just like others say...Desi and I like that..becaue now adays its rare to find a typical desi song.

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Posted on: 14 May 2011 at 2:21pm
i will choose sheila
kat is awesome super dancer
just love her

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Posted on: 14 May 2011 at 11:52am
I Agree With Sharmeeli, For me It's Got To BeMunni badnaam hui! I love that song too because it's more desi!!.
Kat was also very titillating with belly dancing moves but Desi is Desi..You just can't beat Desi...

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Posted on: 14 May 2011 at 11:06am
I think I'll pick Sheila Ki Jawaani because I'm a Kat Fan - but Munni Badnaam Hui was also good but it was a bit too jumpy if u know what i mean

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Posted on: 14 May 2011 at 10:41am
my Name Sheila I love Kat & she dances really good * no offence to Malaika Fans

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Posted on: 14 May 2011 at 8:41am
Munni!!aise toh I dislike bothLOL item songs are so not my arena.. but if i had to choose between the two, I'd go for Munni.. coz Malaika danced better Big smile
*sorry, no offence to Kat fans*

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