Malaika Arora is known for red hot sensation on screen ever since she set the screens on fire with Chaiya Chaiya song in Dile Se with Badshah Shah Rukh Khan. She is now hogging the limelight for her affair with young hero Arjun Kapoor.
Tollywood movie lovers cannot forget her sensuous Kevvu Keka special in Power Star Pawan kalyan's blockbuster Gabbar Singh. Now speaking to scribes, Malaika Arora, who is branded as item girl for her special songs, took a strong exception to that word.
She thundered, “I’ve always had a problem with it being called ‘item song’. Imagine someone calling me, ‘yeh kya item hai’ (what an item), I’d turn around and slap that person.”
About the suggestive nature of the lyrics, she said, “I’ve never felt that it crossed that line where it was downright vulgar, or downright offensive. According to me, it was always in a nice fun, tongue-in-cheek sort of space.”
She however added, “If a woman feels that it is not a safe environment, then I (don’t think we should have them). A lot of filmmakers have taken that stand’ to not have such songs in their films. I come from a different school of thought.”
She questioned furiously, “Our films have always been about this (song and dance) culture, why should one just change it overnight?” on demands to ban the item numbers.