After mesmerizing people with the song ‘Oh La La’ in her movie ‘The Dirty Picture’, actress Vidya Balan is going to make her item song debut in the movie ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’.
The actress said the main reason she agreed to do an item number was because she wanted to do a lavani number.
“It is just that Vidhu Vinod Chopra asked me if I would do a lavani in ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ and I agreed because I have always wanted to do a lavani,” she said.
The actress added that she had in fact told Shemaroo production house producers to call her when they needed someone to do a lavani number.
“I remember telling Shemaroo, the producers of ‘Ishqiya’, that when you are producing your next Marathi film I would be happy to do a lavani in it. They thought I was joking, but they did call me for a lavani some time later, only I was shooting for ‘Kahaani’ at that time and couldn't do it. But it is something I always wanted to do,” she said.
But when producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra called the actress changed her mind.
“When Vinod Chopra called, I was more than happy because I have not worked with them in a long time and that's the school I come from. I was happy to do it especially because it is Rajesh Mapuskar's film. He was associate director during ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ and there is a certain equation there,” she said.
“I had a great time shooting for it with Stanely, the choreographer. I hope people like the song,” she added.
Talking about the movie she said, “I watched the film and it's an endearing and honest film. I heard the song and I was dancing anyway, so I said okay”.
The actress said that it was only after ‘The Dirty Picture’ the producers have been approaching the actress with item numbers.
“I wasn't offered item songs before ‘The Dirty Picture’. I don't think anyone could have believed -- even I did not believe -- that I could be so sexy. Now, I guess directors are confident about me being able to pull off something like this,” she said.