Is Shirish Kunder beating his own drum?

The Tees Maar Khan director is tweeting frantically about his upcoming film Joker, from the songs to the actors to the look. Shirish claims that a song sung by Sunidhi Chauhan in the film is going to be the ‘mother of all item songs’. But does his record let us believe it?

Sheila ki jawaani from Shirish Kunder’s Tees Maar Khan was a sensation like no other. Katrina Kaif set the screen ablaze with her sexy moves and paved the way for item songs by big stars to become a more regular feature in our films. Sadly, the film turned out to be a total stinker at the box office and critics loved thrashing it. Two years after the fiasco of Tees Maar Khan director Shirish Kunder is gearing up for his upcoming film Joker starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha. The film is supposed to be released in August 2012. But more than the story of the film or the performances by his lead actors in it, Shirish is going ga ga over the songs in Joker. Sample this: “Sonu Nigam has sung the title Song of Joker. This ones gonna be the Anthem of 2012” boasts the 38-year-old director. He doesn’t stop there and goes hyper-ambitious about yet another song picturised on Chitrangda Singh: “Sunidhi has sung the Item Song featuring Chitrangda Singh in Joker. This ones gonna be the Mother of all Item Songs” tweeted Shirish. Now we wonder if Mr Farah Khan has anything to say about the story of Joker – or is he making the film to insert his ultra-ambitious item songs into it?