Farah Khan is in a fix thanks to Katrina Kaif, who wants the choreographer-director to make sure her item song in Tees Maar Khan is the raunchiest item number to date. Says a source, "Katrina's benchmarks were Vyjanthimala's Hoton pe aisi baat, Shilpa Shetty's UP Bihar lootne and Bipasha's Beedi jalaile."
Malaika Arora Khan
Then Katrina happened to see Malaika Arora's number Munni badnaam from Dabangg, and now wants her song Sheila ki jawaani to be one up. "The concept of Malaika's Munni badnaam, and Katrina's Sheila ki jawaani is similar, of a steamy item-girl from out-of- town dancing in a crowded, sweaty bar filled with men. Half-way through, the dancer is joined by the hero (Salman in Malaika's case and Akshay for Katrina)," says the source.
Katrina's steps are now being reworked. Says the source, "In Munni badnaam, Farah allowed Salman to improvise his steps while Malaika's steps were rigorously rehearsed. The same track is being followed in Sheila ki jawani. Katrina has been rehearsing for weeks in Spain where she was shooting for Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Akshay who is currently shooting in Toronto will join Katrina on August 17."
Katrina says, "I've been working really hard on this number. I had a belly-dancing trainer with me on location in Spain. The last time I was this excited about shooting a dance was with Zara zara in Race. I think that item number added to my popularity. I want this one to be even better."