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04-14-2012, 09:02 PM #1
Mallika's 'Laila' item song to be axed from 'Tezz'
After making the nation groove on her Jalebi bai tune a year back, Mallika Sherawat has returned with her latest item song Laila for the film "Tezz". The item song is being choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. The song features Mallika with film’s lead actors Ajay Devgn and Zayed Khan.
Now the latest buzz is that Mallika Sherawat's item number 'Laila' in Priyadarshan's forthcoming action thriller, 'Tezz' has not apparently gone down well with the director as he says it was not required and was added just for promotions.
"I never wanted the item song in the film but the producers (Ratan Jain of Venus) said we are a musical company and hence it came in the film. They went ahead with it and producers naturally are always right as they spend money all the time. I did not want to do it, so they shot it without me, but that is fine," Priyadarshan told PTI in an interview.
"The song in 'Tezz' is not needed. It is placed without any connection. But such things they do for promotions... and that is what they mean. 'Tezz' is not a musical film, it is an action film, so they feel item songs and all are important for promotion. I don't know whether they are right or me," he said.
Mallika is seen grooving in a copper outfit to the item number sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and composed by music duo Sajid-Wajid. Reportedly, three names had cropped for this song – Mallika Sherawat, Sameera Reddy and Jiah Khan.
The filmmaker insists he is not against the idea of having item numbers in a film but all he says is there must be reason for it to be part of the movie.
"I am basically against item songs, which are put in the film without any reason. I have also shot item numbers, but only when it is needed. It should go with the film and it should not stand separately without any connection with the movie," he said.
'Tezz' stars Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Boman Irani, Kangna Ranaut, Zayed Khan, Sameera Reddy and Mohanlal. The movie is slated for release on April 27th.