Katrina Kaif managed to grab a lot of eyeballs for her jhatkas and matkas in Chikni Chameli. And we have no doubt that Kat is perfect with her unabashed moves in this spicy sizzler. Yet we wonder which of the other B-town hotties could match up to Chikni’s racing tempo…
Ace dance master Ganesh Acharya, who made Katrina Kaif shake her well-choreographed booty to the sizzling track of Chikni Chameli feels that Kat was the perfect choice for the number – nobody else could have done justice to its choreography, he insists. We second his opinion; Katrina grabs you by the…err….short hairs with her stunning moves and has created a furore with her wiggle and jiggle! Unlike Sheila ki jawani, where Kat was all showgirly and unattainable, in Chikni Chameli she is wild and up for grabs. She’s absolutely untamed and raunchy and the much-needed dose of subtle sexiness and sublime sensuality is missing. And that left us wondering: Who from B-town’s starry line-up could slip into Chikni’s flashy shoes and pull off the act with equal elan?
Malaika Arora Khan: She’s easily the queen of item numbers in recent times. Who can ever forget her foot tapping Chaiyya chaiyya and heart thumping Munni badnaam hui? Malaika would have injected a poisonous combination of expression and seduction into her version of Chikni. But, on second thought, we don’t think it would have been easy for her to keep it fresh for this raunchy number and her Munni persona would have overshadowed the zeal of newbie Chameli. Also, her petite figure could have worked against her, given the fact that Chameli gyrates around the towering Sanjay Dutt and Hrithik Roshan and manages to bring them to their…ummm…knees.
Mallika Sherawat: Just like her regular year-end performances, Mallika’s Chikni would have been full of oomph and swagger, but the kind of sensuality we liked in Kat would definitely have been missing. The Jalebi bai lady has enough experience to perform this number, but her affection for scanty clothes would ultimately have landed her with an obscenity lawsuit…again!
Rakhi Sawant: There’s no doubt in our minds that Rakhi is a good dancer. She pumps tremendous energy into her performances. But once she gets going in her motormouth avatar, it becomes difficult to stop this unperturbed, undaunted queen of controversies. More than her dance, Rakhi’s Chameli, wethinks, would have garnered attention for her uncensored, uninhibited and outrageous antics. Bad choice!
Anushka Sharma: The current hottest property of B-town, Anushka Sharma wouldn’t have been a bad choice for Chameli. With her gorgeous face, deep eyes and hot bod she would have pulled off Chikni without looking raunchy. Remember how she emerged from the turquoise blue waters in Badmaash Company wearing short shorts and a halter bikini bra? Sigh….Anushka can manage to look sumptuous and dances equally well. What could possibly not work in her favour is her cute, girl-next-door image. But she definitely deserves a chance!
Bipasha Basu: She’s a screen scorcher. With her belly jiggling act in No Entry and Bidi jalaile feat Bipasha emerged as a favourite item girl in B-town. It is difficult to predict if she would have matched the tempo of the thumping Chikni, considering this dusky bombshell is still a nervous wreck when she has to shake a leg on camera, she insists. But if her Race co-star Katrina can do it, why can’t Bips gyrate to the Chikni track with the same energy?
Yana Gupta: The Czech model-turned-actor shot into the Bollywood limelight with her very first item song – Babuji zara dheere chalo – back in 2003, but her subsequent attempts to pull off the same magic did not work as well. Chikni Chameli would definitely have given a boost to her sagging career.