Shah Rukh Khan puts no nudity clause for his item song

Shah Rukh puts no nudity clause for his item song

If the much hyped item number in Shah Rukh Khan's next release Chennai Express is coming across as something which isn't really fitting into the conventional idioms (read: sensuality and sexuality), it is for a reason. As per insiders, since Shah Rukh is catering the film for a family audience, he wanted not even an ounce of nudity on display.

"The message was quite loud and clear," informs a source, "In the name of item numbers, quite a few superstars and filmmakers have resorted to visuals that make for an uncomfortable viewing. Shah Rukh didn't want that for Chennai Express which is being pitched for universal audience. Fortunately for him, his director Rohit Shetty shared the same thought as well."
This means that despite South bombshell Priyamani on board, the song in question – 'One Two Three Four' – has been handled with soft gloves.

"There are 'latkas' and 'jhatkas' but there is no bosom heaving, pelvic thrusts or navel on display which is on-your-face," the source adds, "It may have made some out there wonder if the song can indeed be categorized as an item number; more so because it was much hyped as the coming together of Priyamani as an item girl opposite Shah Rukh Khan. However one must understand that not every film demands a 'Chikni Chameli' or 'Sheila' sequence. Yes, even Shah Rukh has danced along with Kareena to the tune of 'Chammak Challo' but that too didn't carry any nudity. This is something that he is very clear about."

Moreover, since Censor Board has started looking at every single act in a film with a hawk's eye, especially when it comes to item numbers, filmmakers are taking an early action to avoid any controversies later in the day.

Says a leading filmmaker on condition of anonymity, "There is an item number in my upcoming film but I don't want the word 'item' in any conversations. I would rather term it as a 'situational' outing and let audience decide it for themselves."

Rohit isn't waiting for a later date though and has kept it all clean from the very beginning. "'One Two Three Four' is a fun song and that's the way it should be looked at as. Ever since Golmaal, each of my films has catered to the family audience. There has never been a single song and dance routine where women have been treated in a derogatory manner. That's the way I intend to keep things in future too."

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Confirm you are not a spammer! *