Though the film stars Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Soha Ali Khan and Mahie Gill, the makers were keen to have her perform the item number instead of one of the cast members.
Says a source, “Neha had always expressed her desire to do an item number. She had been open to the idea all these years. She may have danced to tracks in her films but always wanted a song to her credit. Her wish seems to have finally fulfilled as she loves dancing.” Producer Rahul Mittra says, “Neha is a good dancer. I’m glad her first solo item number is in our project.” The film has been shot in Baria, near Vadodara in Gujarat but the item number will be shot in Jaipur in September.
The makers decided to rope in Neha for the oomph factor in the costume drama and there will be a rustic charm to the track. The song’s music is composed by Sandeep Chowta and Kausar Munir has penned the lyrics. Incidentally, Neha had done a dance number in 2008 in the Pakistani film Kabhi Pyar Na Karna that starred Moammar Rana, Zara Sheikh and Veena Malik. However, not many are aware of it.