Bring in 2012 with B-town’s fave item girl Mallika Sherawat!

Bollywood’s favourite dancing queen will perform on New Year’s Eve once again. However, we found out that she has been offered a little less moolah than what she got in 2010! Which makes us wonder – is the hottie losing her charm?

Yes, Jalebi Bai aka Mallika Sherawat is going to shake her booty for party revelers at a New Year’s Eve shindig once again. The venue of her performance isn’t a fancy five-star hotel, like the previous parties she has danced at, but at controversy-ridden Hotel Tulip Star in the western suburbs of Mumbai. According to an online report the Double Dhamaal actor is being paid Rs 60 lakhs for the 20-minute jig. For the duration of the dance the amount is a hefty paycheck, but not when you compare it with the remuneration she pocketed in the past. If reports are to be believed, Mallika received Rs 1 crore for her last year’s jig at Mumbai’s Sahara Star Hotel, which means she gets paid Rs 40 lakhs less this year. So obviously something is missing. Is she no longer as appealing as she was a few years ago? All thanks to the Sunnys and Veenas perhaps? Or is it the cumulative effect of her lackluster item songs? While Razia, Shalu ke thumke and Jalebi bai gave Mallika the opportunity to sizzle onscreen, they didn’t quite match up to the oomph of a Munni or a Sheila. Or is the 2006 fiasco still haunting her? Remember the hottie walked out of a dance jig at Mumbai’s five-star JW Marriott mid-way, leaving party revelers huffed and puffed? And then the more rabid morality-watchers objected to her costume, too! We don’t know what the truth is about the pay cut, but we hope the original badass girl brings the zing back before it’s too late.