Katrina Kaif disagrees with the term ‘item song’

17 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Katrina Kaif disagrees with the term ‘item song’

Katrina Kaif has come a long way in the 16 years she has been a Hindi film actor — from being known mainly for her dancing ability, to her acting talent being proved by films such as New York, Rajneeti and Zero. On how this journey has been so far, Katrina says, “Sometimes I feel it has been long, and sometimes, not long at all. Someone the other day said ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan was six years ago’, to me it feels two and a half maybe. It doesn’t feel like years. Time just flies. I feel myself to be really fortunate. Without getting into too many details, all my experiences have taught me. Some have been good, some not so good. I’ve gone through some interesting times and phases.”

Katrina is one of the best dancers Bollywood has churned out, with songs such as Chikni Chameli and Shiela Ki Jawani scorching the big screen. But filmmaker Karan Johar, in a recent interview, had said, “I have no problem with like a girl dancing, that’s not an item number. An item song is when she is objectified and when there are men lusting for her like Chikni Chameli. I don’t think I would ever do that again.”

Ask Katrina her reaction, and she replies, “I disagree with the word ‘item song’. I can only speak for me, and cannot comment for other girls, ladies, directors or producers. I can speak about my take on music and dancing. We can get into a debate for each lyric and exactly what it said! For me, my idols in dancing are [late] Sridevi ji, Madhuri (Dixit Nene), Madonna and Beyonce. These are women... if you go see Beyonce in a concert tomorrow, how she represents herself, I don’t think they are objectifying women. They are expressing and empowering themselves.”   —Hindustan Times