Priyanka very keen with her item number Pinky

Priyanka Chopra’s first item song in Shootout at Wadala was overshadowed by the hot number by Sunny Leone. Moving on, Priyanka is not taking any chances for her next song Pinky. Apparently, she is very firm on getting her song in Zanjeer right. We hear the lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed had to go for a second round of refurbishment.

According to a source, “Initially Priyanka was very sure she wanted non-suggestive lyrics and movements. But then the words came out a little flat. So the lyrics had to be livened-up without losing their innocuousness. We finally zeroed in on these linesMumbai Na Dilliwallon Ki,Pinky Hai Dilwaalon Ki. Priyanka felt this was saucy but not suggestive. And we went with that. No one is allowed to call it an ‘item song’ because Priyanka wanted the number to be free from implications of  commodifying women. It is called a special song.”

Sources say that the song, which was shot over the last four days in Mumbai last week, has seen some changes! Priyanka wants the song to be vulgarity-free, in the words of the source, the lyrics and movements should be “free of flab but nonetheless fab”. Seemingly, Ganesh Acharya was to make the song bigger, bouncier and brighter than Katrina’s Chikni Chameli. But without any pelvic thrusts, heaves and aggressive gyrations.

 

A tall order. The format of  Priyanka’s  ‘special song’  has been radically revised. While earlier Priyanka was to dance with Ramcharan Teja for the number she has now opted to sizzle solo for the song…well, sort of. Says the source from the sets, “Ram will have his own item song that would be used only in the Telugu version of Zanjeer. For Priyanka’s special song there are 100 male dancers… And keeping in mind the new censor board diktat for item songs specifying “no touching only dancing” all the male dancers had to maintain a hands-off position with Priyanka.”

Priyanka was originally dancing with Ramcharan Teja for the number but now she has opted to sizzle solo for the song. A source says, “Ram will have his own item song that would be used only in the Telugu version of Zanjeer. For Priyanka’s special song there are 100 male dancers… And keeping in mind the new censor board diktat for item songs specifying “no touching only dancing” all the male dancers had to maintain a hands-off position with Priyanka.”

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