Isha miffed on being referred to as item girl

Updated: Aug 19, 2010, 14:38 PM IST

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Isha Narang, better known as the ``Khallas`` girl does not take kindly to the ``item`` tag attached to her following a series of special appearances in movie songs.

"Even people today refer to me as ``Khallas`` girl.
I take it as a complement. But I believe they must not be called ``item`` (whether songs or girls). it sounds negative derogatory and disrespectful," Isha said.

In 2002, the actress appeared in RGV`s ``Company`` for the popular item number ``Khallas`` which earned her the nickname and the most exciting new face trophy at the Stardust awards. "I still don`t understand why it is called ``item`` and in what context it is called so ? The term is created by media and to some extent even by producers and directors," she said.

"They are special or friendly appearances why call it ``item song``.

we are human beings not any object to be called an item," the 33-year-old actress, who did ``Ishq Samundar``, in Sanjay Gupta`s ``Kaante`` said.

Isha, will be seen in Subhash Ghai`s ``Hello Darling`` releasing on August 27. The movie, which deals with the issue of sexual harassment, also stars Celina Jaitley, Gul Panag, and Javed Jaffrey.

Elaborating on her character, she said, "I play the role of a Haryanwi girl Satvari Chautala. She is the charming, aggressive and a no non-sense person.

She is the one who provokes other two women in the film to raise their voice and do something against their lusty boss (Javed)."

PTI