Choreographer-director Farah Khan says there is no harm in calling a dance track an “item number”.
While many actresses take offence at a dance number being called as an item number, Farah Khan asks these actresses to get their facts right.
“It is an ‘item number’ only and there is nothing derogatory about it. We are not referring to the girl as an item, so they should get their facts right. An item number is something that comes in the middle of a movie… that will attract the people to come and watch the movie,” Farah, who is known for choreographing songs like Dil Se, Fevicol Se, Chaiya Chaiya and Munni Badnam Hui, said.
Farah says no matter how much an actresses protest against item numbers, they all wish to be part of one.
“Boys are also doing, for instance, Shah Rukh Khan did ‘Darde Disco’, and I feel they (actresses) are dying to do it because they make loads of money. Having said that, I will never do a cheap, vulgar song as I feel that there is a way of doing it,” said the 51-year-old.
Farah Khan earlier came out in support of her music composer friend Vishal Dadlani and said that in a democracy everyone should have the right to place their opinions.
Speaking at the press conference of Indian Television Academy, Farah said, “As a friend, I support Vishal in each and every way. If we say our country is a democratic country then people should have the freedom to say what they want to.”
Why some actresses take take offence by calling a dance an item number is whether the same term would be used for an established actress if she appears in a scene like that. – CINEWS