Its been rumored that Kareena Kapoor has been finalized for an item song in the movie ‘Dabangg 2’ starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.
But the producer Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan are refusing to divulge any information regarding the news.
“I adore Bebo and think she's absolutely fantastic, so yes, she would be an obvious choice,” said Malaika to a daily.
When asked if she thinks Kareena Kapoor will be able to recreate the magic she created with ‘Munni’, Malaika said that ‘Munni’ cannot be recreated.
“It's such an iconic song. You can't recreate Munni. We would much rather create something new and better. Having said that, Kareena would be fantastic as another Munni, but the creative call will be taken by Arbaaz after he finishes recording the new song for Dabangg 2,” she said.
So, is she ok with another actress doing ‘Munni’ item number?
“I don't mind. At the end of day, you have to do what works best for the film. You forget that it's my film too! As far as me doing another item number in my film, you can't repeat a Munni,” she said.
“Arbaaz will consult me when we finalize the actress for the song. Whether it's Bebo or someone else, it will be a mutual decision,” she added.
When asked if she was planning on doing any item numbers this year she said, “I have just completed the item song Anarkali Disco Chali for Housefull 2. As you know, I don't like doing too many songs - maybe one every few years. Anarkali... has got fantastic response online, so I am very happy about that. I get offered item songs a dime a dozen, but I would rather be exclusive. If you do 10 songs a year, your brand gets diluted. The whole purpose of creating certain hype is defeated then. It's nice to be exclusive and leave the audience wanting more.”
It was said that Malaika was the luck factor in ‘Dabangg’. So will she be playing a cameo if not an item song?
“I'm sure I will be there in some capacity - what that will be is Arbaaz's decision. There can't be more than one item song in a film, so I won't be doing that for sure!” she said.
“Right now we are busy with the film's pre-production as we start shooting from March 9,” she concluded.