By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: It looks like someone’s publicity machinery is working overtime. Reports that Madhuri Dixit would be performing an item song with Ranveer Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela are not only far-fetched they seem suspiciously like an attempt to be one-up on Ranbir Kapoor.
Ranbir, for those who came in late for the screening of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani kicks off the film’s narration with an item song with Madhuri Dixit which, by the way, made no sense in the plot.
But then, when are item songs ever meant to make sense?!
Even more senseless are carefully-planted reports of Ranveer Singh encoring Ranbir Kapoor’s itemized dhamaka with Ms Dixit.These stories are completely baseless.
Says a source close to Ram Leela, “We don’t know where these stories of an item song with Madhuri and Ranveer Singh started. The truth is, there is no truth to these rumours. Firstly, there is no situation for an item song in Ram Leela.Secondly, why would Sanjay Sir repeat the Madhuri-younger hero format in an item song? This is nothing but someone’s wishful thinking. Sanjay Sir will call Madhuri to dance for his film only when there’s a situation to better what he did in the Maar daala and Kahe chede chede mohe dance numbers in Devdas.”
We can tell you without losing time that Deepika Padukone would be performing the most dazzling garba dance number in Ram Leela. It will project her as sensuously as Aishwarya Rai’s Nimbooda number in Hum…Dil De Chuke Sanam.”