The item song bug has bit Subhash Ghai too.
The showman has always been known for making larger than life films
which relied mainly on the histrionics of his actors, power of his
script and high voltage direction that carried the master filmmaker's
stamp. However, even he has not been left untouched with the trend (or
if we can say the bare minimum requirement) of having an item song in
his film. To fulfill this requirement, he has roped in Sambhavna Seth
to perform an item song for his experimental film 'Black & White.'
Some may ask Sambhavna Seth who? She is the same girl who sizzled to
the beats of 'Aashqiue Ye Meri' two years back in '36 China Town', a
Subhash Ghai production directed by Abbas Mustan. Though entire focus
of the two versions of the song was on the likes of Upen Patel
Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor
, Akshaye Khanna and Esha Koppikhar (yes, that's
the way she is spelt today!), the fact remains that this Himesh
Reshammiya composition began and ended with Sambhavna.
With a repeat offer coming her way, Sambhavna is of course aiming
higher and now wishes to work with the best of the banners and
directors. Happy with the tag of item girl being levied upon her, she
has been quoted as saying, "The role should justify the need for
exposure and it should also be done aesthetically". Though the
statement is as politically correct as it gets and hardly throws a
surprise, it is true that this girl who shot to fame with the music
video of remixed number 'Aajkal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche' is quite
open to wearing skimpy clothes and revealing her assets, though not
just for the heck of it.
A Mallika Sherawat
admirer, she has never hidden her thoughts. She had
earlier stated, "I admire Mallika Sherawat
for what she is doing. I
think it requires guts to pave your own way in the film industry and
she has done that."
Starting her career years back with an item number in Nana Patekar and
Anupama Varma starrer 'Vadh', she was also seen performing to dance
numbers in small time films like 'Zameer' (Ajay Devgan, Amisha Patel,
Mahima Chaudhary) and 'Sauda’ (Sanjay Kapoor
, Aryan Vaid
angiani). However, her claim to fame still remains '36 China Town'
where she also had a small role to enact.
On her future plans, Sambhavna admits that she is good at dancing and
hence wants to teach dance as it's her passion. Moreover, she is
definitely looking forward to picking up bigger and better roles in
movies though in the mean time she is happy with her item girl image.
Coming to 'Black & White', she recently shot for the item number
which should be on air soon. Coming under the banner of Mukta
Searchlight Films, 'Black & White' is a film which Ghai shot last
year and would be releasing on March 7. As per Ghai, 'Black &
White' is an issue-based subject with a different approach. For
starters, the film has terrorism as its central theme and marks the
debut of newcomer Anurag Sinha in the main lead.
The film's cast is headed by Anil Kapoor
and Shefali Shah while one
film old Aditi Sharma
(Khanna and Iyer) is the other leading lady. It
will be three years after the box office debacle of 'Kisna' that a film
directed by Subhash Ghai would be hitting the marquee.
Joginder Tuteja (Sampurn)