Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma says he found the Indo-Brazilian model Nathalia Kaur, who is doing an item number in his forthcoming movie ‘Department’, because of Pooja Bhatt.
"I was at Puri Jagannath`s place and he was auditioning girls for a Telugu film. I was taken aback when I saw Nathalia. And I thought of casting her in my film," Verma told reporters.
"Actually, we wanted Sunny Leone first, but Pooja Bhatt had problem releasing her as she wanted to unveil her with `Jism 2`. So, I asked Nathalia to do the song. So, I did not invent Nathalia, Pooja Bhatt invented her," he added.
Directed by Verma, ‘Department’ is a cop drama and features Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati.
Item songs have become a rage in B-town and Verma is making every effort to promote Nathalia`s item number ‘Dan dan dan’.
"The idea of promoting Nathalia is to promote the song. No film is eventually made with the purpose to promote certain actor...`Dan dan dan` is the first song that I am promoting after `Khallas`. Like I said, item song has become face of the film. Item song and Nathalia`s promotion go hand-in-hand."