News|April 20, 2011 11:35 pm

‘Rani Doing an Item Song in Housefull 2’

Rani Mukherjee, who has expressed her desire to do an item song, desire has now been fulfilled in Housefull’s sequel. Yes, that’s true, for the first time, the actress will be doing an item song.

Though, the actress is trained Odissi dancer, but she has been stayed away from the dance quite long. The actress says,

“As of now, this is hearsay and I’d like to leave it at that. I have really not done an item number in my career, but I’m open to it.Doing it totally depends on how the song is being presented and if it excites me. I love dancing and I think such special songs have a lot of energy. It’s fun to see and shoot.”

The item number will be choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant, who is a close friend of Rani and has directed her dance moves in Bunty Aur Babli and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic.

The actress will also soon receive the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award for her contribution toward cinema. She confirms,

“I’m happy that people have loved my film and my work. I have always let my work do the talking and I guess I have proved to my critics that I’m not over. It’s a great feeling to be back winning awards. The past three years had been challenging because I didn’t have box office success behind me. People forget the body of work, and the amount of blood and sweat that you put in for years and write you off, so I’m very happy to get this prestigious award.”