David Dhawan is pleasantly surprised by and very proud of the success of Katrina Kaif's 'Chikni Chameli' item song. He pioneered not just the raunchy item song but also Katrina's career in commercial cinema.
"I started the trend of raunchy item songs with 'Sarkaiylo Khatiya Jaada Lage' in Raja Babu. And now look where it has gone!," says David proudly claiming not only the credit for the item song, but also for Katrina Kaif.
Says the beaming director, "When she did her first major film, it was with me Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. Look where she is now! I am very proud of her and of Karan Johar for getting her to do 'Chikni Chameli'."
We hear that the founding-father of the raunchy item song has now decided to add a very special item song in his new film Chashme Baddoor where the three young male leads Siddharth, Ali Zafar and Divyanshu Sharma together with Rishi Kapoor would be seen shaking a vigorous leg in the company of a hot imported babe whose identity is being kept a secret.
"It's a very special dance number," promises David, admitting that 'Chikni Chameli' has brought new life to the trend of item songs.
"Someone like me who did it so long ago now has to move beyond the rustic folk type of item. I feel the trend has reached a bend. The curves have to be used differently," he chortled from Goa where his son Rohit gets married early next month.
Talking further about Rohit's wedding, David says, "It'd be a very private family wedding, with just handful of very close friends from the industry, so I don't know where those imaginary guest lists for the shaadi are being prepared in a section of press, probably conjecture based on actors who have worked with me in the past. But that's not how it works. We'll have a private wedding in Goa, then a huge reception in Mumbai where we'll invite the whole film industry," promises the father of the groom, adding, "This is the first shaadi in our house since mine."
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