Can Vidya Balan carry off an item song?

There is no doubt that Vidya is one of the most powerful performers of today, but the actor is known to have two left feet. Will she manage to pull off the Mahrashtrian folk dance number in Ferrari Ki Sawari?

Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu and Deepika Padukone are pros when it comes to item numbers. Vidya Balan, on the other hand, has stayed away from it so far. And for good reason. The actor has received a lot of flak for her dancing during her previous outings in Heyy Baby and Kismat Konnection. But thanks to her heightened popularity after the success of The Dirty Picture, the actor was offered to do a dhinchak Marathi folk song for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Ferrari Ki Sawari.

“May be they (filmmakers) saw the different side of me (in The Dirty Picture). No item songs came my way before….I don’t think anyone could have believed, even I did not believe that I could be so sexual,” the actor confessed in a recent interview. We agree with you, Vidya. Who would’ve thought of giving you an item song after the disastrous show in ‘Aye Paapi’ from Kismat Konnection? Things have changed though and her sexy moves (even though it cannot be qualified as real dancing) in The Dirty Picture have managed to change that perception. But there’s a big challenge ahead of the Balan girl. Not only does she need to prove that she can dance, but she also needs to stand up to comparisons with Katrina Kaif, whose recent Maharashtrian dance in ‘Chikni Chameli’, is still fresh in public memory.

Can Vidya be as good, if not better than Katrina Kaif? Perhaps, she can. After all, the lady did surprise us as Silk Smitha, no? And the actor is currently high on confidence and when the time is good everything seems to work, doesn’t it? Plus, for the item number, ‘Mala Jaau De’, she has been trained by a group of folk dancers from Kolhapur. So that with all the training, coupled with her confidence and newfound oomph, Vidya might just be on her way to being ‘the’ item girl this year. What do you think?