News|August 8, 2011 3:28 pm

Sonakshi will do item number in Joker

Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan has decided to rope in Sonbakshi Sinha to do an item number in their Akshay Kumar starrer film ‘Joker’,

Source said,

This item number was recorded many months back but the hunt was on for the item girl. Though there was no one in particular who was sent any feelers since there are still a few more days to go before the song goes on floors, Shirish started looking at Sonakshi as a big option that was available right in front of them,

Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan were the first choice for the song but when Katrina said no for this song, Sonakshi was approached and she said yes,

Farah Khan has worked on item number with Katrina and Salman khan earlier in ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani’ in the film Jaan-E-Mann, also the song ‘Wallah Wallah’ from Tees Maar Khan,

Source said,

Yeah, everyone felt that Sonakshi herself could be groomed for this item number, She has anyways done quite well in another song from the film, ‘Dance Kar Le English Mein’, where she has gyrated to a ‘desi’ tune and impressed everyone with her moves. Shirish and Farah felt that it would be good to continue the momentum by making their leading lady do the quintessential item number as well.

Shirish Kunder said,

No one else had been approached and in any case this song was always supposed to be shot in our later schedules. Sonakshi is the best fit for the song and we would be beginning the shoot soon,

When asked Shirish about him changing his mind asking Sonakshi to lose some weight for the scenese futrher in the film,he said,

What change of mind, (with irritated tone) We took Sonakshi in the film for what she is. She looks absolutely fine and there is no change needed in her. Whatever you heard are just rumours. That’s rubbish. People should stop imagining.