The poster girl of item numbers — Malaika Arora Khan — feels her husband-actor-producer Arbaaz Khan has a better sense of music than she does. That’s why, when it comes to taking decisions about what item songs to do, she relies on his opinion. “Deciding on one number is a very difficult task for me. But I have to give credit to Arbaaz for that. Every time I’m contemplating doing a song, I ask him.
As for me, I pretty much go with the fact that I like performing; and I also consider who I am going to be working with,” says Malaika, who after Munni badnaam hui in Dabangg (2010) sizzles with Anarkali disco chali in Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2.
Apart from the item song, the model divulges that she also has a cameo in the multi-starrer. “I’ve done a few scenes. They come at a very appropriate time in the film and take the plot forward. The name Anarkali has been mentioned through the film. Sometimes the characters speak about her, but no one knows who she is, until she finally arrives in the song,” she adds.The former VJ, however, has no plans of getting into acting full time. "That was never on my agenda. Also, I think it’s a bit late in the day to decide whether I want to be an actor or not. I’m happy in my space as a producer," adds Malaika, who last co-produced brother-in-law Salman Khan’s Dabangg along with her husband and Dhillin Mehta.
The sequel, Dabangg 2, will mark Arbaaz’s directorial debut. As the makers prepare to take the film on the floors in the second week of March with Salman and Sonakshi Sinha, she adds, “There’s a lot of pressure, but it also pushes us to make a bigger and better film.
The story will be a continuation of sorts.” Will Munni return in the sequel with another number? “We have some fantastic songs. Music composers Sajid-Wajid keep saying that one of them is made for me, but as of now we haven’t decided what we should do,” she says.