News|October 15, 2012 11:49 am

People are curious about item songs: Sameera Reddy

Actress Sameera Reddy, who would be seen doing an item number in Prakash Jha’s forthcoming film ‘Chakravyuh’, said the item numbers have got their due recognition now.

I believe in item songs. Today these numbers have a prestige in a way. People do ask or are curious to know if there is any item song in the film. It has a strong capacity to push a film.

Sameera said.

More than a marketing gimmick I would look at it (item song) as a different way of promoting films. A song cannot be a gimmick as it requires talent and hard work. But if it is placed wrongly, then it can be called that way.

she added

Sameera also adds that those performing item songs in films also have an immense pressure on them.

I feel there is a lot of pressure, as we have to do an item song to our best and look the best. There have been a lot of numbers in recent past, so there will be comparisons and everyone wants their song to be the best.

she said.

Talking about her film director, Prakash Jha, she says,

Prakash Jha called me saying there is an item song in the film and that I was the only choice for it. For me that was flattering. I definitely wanted to do it. Whoever has seen the song has liked it. He is a big filmmaker and one has to trust his judgement.

she added.

While ‘Chakravyuh’ deals with a serious issue of naxalism, Sameera feels the item song in the film will not divert the attention and that it goes with the story line.

The song justifies its presence. The placement is perfect. There is a situation and it is a part of the script.It makes perfect sense to have it. Prakash Jha is an intense filmmaker, he is a perfectionist. He would never have a song just for the sake of it.

Talking about her song in the film, she adds,

It is a very energetic song. It was exhausting for me as Ganesh Acharya really made me dance for it. It has a rustic feel. I was asked to put on dusky make-up, keep the clothes simple and not look overtly styled.

Sameera said.
Starring Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpai, Esha Gupta and Anjali Patil, ‘Chakravyuh’ releases on October 24.