Shamita Shetty open to challenging roles, not item songs
Shamita Shetty open to challenging roles, not item songs

Actress Shamita Shetty, known for her performances in films like "Mohabbatein" and "Zeher", says she will not do item numbers again in movies.

Calling songs 'item' numbers sounds cheap: Ehsaan Noorani
Calling songs 'item' numbers sounds cheap: Ehsaan Noorani

Musician Ehsaan Noorani of hugely successful trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy says terming a song as an "item" number makes it sound "cheap".

Actresses should make informed choices on item numbers: Shabana
Actresses should make informed choices on item numbers: Shabana

Veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi Sunday said actresses should make "informed" choices on accepting item numbers as such sequences lead to sexualisation of children.

Hindu Mahasabha leader slammed for `item girls should be declared prostitutes` remark

 A Hindu Mahasabha leader was on Tuesday at the centre of a controversy over his demand that actresses performing item numbers in films wearing "skimpy" outfits be branded as prostitutes, sparking an outrage.

Indian films high on sexualisation, stereotyping of women: UN report
Indian films high on sexualisation, stereotyping of women: UN report

 India tops the chart in showing attractive women in its movies and as much as 35 percent of these female characters are shown with some nudity, finds a first-ever UN sponsored global study of female characters in popular films across the world.

I will not do item numbers: Vidya Balan

Actress Vidya Balan, who featured in an item number in the 2012 release `Ferrari Ki Sawaari`, says she won`t take up dance numbers anymore as she doesn`t enjoy them.

Not against nudity, not for exploitation: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

He presents his heroines mostly as the girl-next-door with minimal makeup and a simplicity that screams emotions louder than the cacophony of item numbers.

Never thought I`ll do a dance number: Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone has gyrated to an item song in Sanjay Gupta`s ‘Shootout At Wadala’.

Masses love item numbers: Yana Gupta

Yana Gupta, who sizzled on the big screen in the song ‘Babuji zaraa dheere chalo’, finds nothing wrong with them as "masses love it".

I will continue to sing and dance in movies: Kareena Kapoor

Reacting to the Censor Board`s stance that item numbers in films will be examined on a case-to-case basis, actress Kareena Kapoor has said this will not stop her from doing such songs.

Item numbers boost career, says Prachi Desai

Item numbers are no different from normal songs and are "extremely beneficial" for an actress` career, believes Prachi Desai.

Pooja Bhatt to give new spin to item numbers

Pooja Bhatt is all set to give a new twist to item songs in her next "Cabaret", which she plans to shoot in 3D.

Abhay Deol wants Bollywood to hire porn stars!

He is a rebel in a true sense. A boy rose in a typical Punjabi joint family, where women aren’t aloud to make a career in the showbiz world, Abhay Deol comes out as someone, who is in complete contrast to the ideology.

Malaika doesn`t miss acting

Model-turned-actress Malaika Arora Khan, who has a string of successful item numbers like "Chhaiya chhaiya", "Munni badnaam" and "Anarkali disco chali" to her credit, says she never wanted to be an actor, and so she doesn`t miss it at all.

Triple bonanza for Rani Mukerji in `Aiyyaa`

Rani Mukerji is set to take item numbers to the next level!

Item numbers should be situational, says Shabana

Shabana Azmi Friday said she doesn`t have a problem with item numbers but they should be situational.

Item numbers essential to lure audience: Dibakar Banerjee

Dibakar Banerjee has defended the item number in his soon-to-be-released film, ‘Shanghai’.

Ameesha to perform item numbers at awards ceremony

Ameesha Patel, who is looking to resurrect her acting career will be seen in a new avatar, performing item numbers at the Apsara Awards ceremony here.

Kajol on item numbers: Don`t know if I can dance so well

Kajol loves to see her contemporaries perform item songs on screen but is skeptical if she can pull off one.

Kangna happy to stay away from item numbers

Shweta Tiwari`s item number in 'Miley Na Miley Hum' has become a rage, but the film`s lead actress Kangna Ranaut has no regrets about not being a part of it.