It seems like almost everybody is doing an item song in Bollywood these days. And the latest to join the list is actor Shriya Saran. The actor will groove to an item number in the Sanjay Dutt starrer, Zilla Ghaziabad. “I have done an item song in Zilla Ghaziabad. It is a fun song.
Whenever I used to see myself on the monitor, I used to think ‘Is that me’? As an actor, it is fun to experiment with your image. I have done many item numbers in the South, but this would be my first in any Hindi film,” says Shriya, who didn’t reveal the title of the song.
A known name down south, Saran has featured in Hindi films such as Tujhe Meri Kasam, Mission Istanbul, and most recently, Gali Gali Chor Hai. The actor feels it is a great time for the Indian film industry. “It is a big industry and it needs to come together. As a storyteller, you have more freedom to express, as you have a larger audience and people accept you,” she says. “It is an honour to be part of the films. I am grateful to God that I am part of the industry,” she adds.
Saran is now looking forward to the release of her new film, Midnight’s Children, a film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s 1981 novel of the same name. Written and directed by filmmaker Deepa Mehta, the film features an ensemble cast of actors Satya Bhabha, Siddharth, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rahul Bose, Anita Majumdar and Darsheel Safary.