Who ever gave the term ‘item number’ to a dance accompanied by a catchy song in Bollywood films with suggestive side glances and daring wriggles?
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says a dance number should not be referred to as an ‘item number’.
When asked about her ‘item number’ in the forthcoming film The Legend of Michael Mishra, Aditi said: “I don’t call it an ‘item number’. I don’t think in 2016 anybody should call it an ‘item number’. I think it’s sad if anybody is calling a dance number by that name. You are referring to a girl as an item. Please don’t call it an ‘item number’.”
We don’t exactly remember how these dances were called during the reign of former Bollywood dancing hotties like Helen but we believe that Aditi has a point .
She added: “When Madhuri Dixit dances, you call her a dancer. You don’t call her an item. It all depends on how you treat yourself.”
Or do you call it an ‘item number’ when it is suggestive of borderline sexuality? Whatever you call it, we think these numbers give a well deserved breather to the audience who are little tired of the tear-jerking turns of family dramas or benumbed by the unending violence of the villain determined to menace true love until the last frame where a terrible fate awaits him? – CINEWS