While Katrina Kaif’s moves in last year’s hit song “Sheila Ki Jawani” were widely praised, some in the Hindi film fraternity found the entire number distasteful. Those same critics are shaking their heads again at the announcement that not only is Katrina dancing to “Chikni Chameli” in Karan Johar’s remake of Agneepath, but that the item number will be even raunchier and ruder than Sheila.
In “Sheila Ki Jawani” (the only memorable thing to come out of the trainwreck that was Tees Maar Khan), Katrina Kaif showed off her newly acquired belly dancing skills and declared “I’m too sexy for you–ain’t nobody got a body like Sheila!”
In “Chikni Chameli” Katrina will no doubt go even further. “Chikni” is slang for a super sexy girl, so expect to see Kat dress the part. What doesn’t sound sexy about the number is that it will feature Katrina opposite Sanjay Dutt. While Sanju is a great many things, sexy he is not (at least not as much as he used to be). His Agneepath avatar looks terrifying–it’ll be interesting to see how the song comes together.
For his part, Karan Johar is thrilled. This week he tweeted his excitement about what he’s surely hoping will be the hyped item number of the season:
“Katrina Kaif is doing a full on item song in Agneepath… It’s a total swinging number called ‘Chikni Chameli’… we shoot it in a week!!”