Bollywood's HOTTEST Item Numbers of 2013
With 2014 barely a couple of weeks away, it's time to kick-start our Year End special with compilations and critical appraisals on how Bollywood fared this year.
Given that every second movie banks on a snappy item song by a major star to spice things up, here’s looking at the ones that made most noise in 2013.
Laila, Shootout At Wadala
Sunny Leone compensates for her blah debut in Jism 2 with her smoldering jhatkas around a lusting John Abraham and Tusshar Kapoor in the bawdy ditty, Laila.
Laila’s sole purpose is to attract the frontbenchers with its suggestive lyrics and Leone’s bounteous bosom show.
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Image: Sunny Leone in Laila, Shootout At Wadala
Ghaghra, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
From Choli to Ghagra, Madhuri Dixit’s done it all.
The 46-year-old gets all flirty and fabulous in Ranbir Kapoor’s besotted company for Pritam’s raunchy dance track making her one of Bollywood’s few leading ladies who’s romanced both father (Rishi Kapoor in Yaarana, Prem Granth) and son on silver screen.
Image: Madhuri Dixit in Ghaghra, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Dhoom Machale Dhoom, Dhoom 3
After lying low for most part of the year, Katrina Kaif resurfaces in scorching style for the ultra glossy and contemporary Dhoom 3 title track.
In keeping with her character’s acrobatic background in the third edition of the popular franchise, Katrina’s agile steps and hip wardrobe highlight an aesthetic that’s entirely different from her past item numbers like Chikni Chameli (Agneepath) or Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan).
Image: Katrina Kaif in Dhoom Machale Dhoom, Dhoom 3
One-Two-Three-Four, Chennai Express
Southern siren Priyamani and King Khan bring the house down with their full-on, seamlessly coordinated vigor to the super infectious beats of this Chennai Express chartbuster.
Over-the-top energy is the mainstay of a Rohit Shetty feature.
And the vibrant choreography of 2013’s biggest hit delivers just that.
Image: Priyamani in One-Two-Three-Four, Chennai Express
Ram Chahe Leela, Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ram Leela
Priyanka Chopra slips into seductress mode for her much talked about item number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s star-crossed romance.
His grand treatment and her undeniable oomph ensure the upshot is groovy, very groovy.
Image: Priyanka Chopra in Ram Chahe Leela, Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ram Leela
Babli Badmaash, Shootout At Wadala
Bollywood’s MOST prolific Item Girl of 2013 next pays tribute to the retro seventies and Amitabh Bachchan’s Yaarana costume in her slick turn as Babli and Badmaash.
Image: Priyanka Chopra in Babli Badmaash, Shootout At Wadala
Thank God It's Friday, Himmatwala
With four releases (Lootera, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara, Bullet Raja and R…Rajkumar), one guest appearance (Boss) and a shimmering ode to the disco era as the item queen of Thank God It’s Friday in Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala, Sonakshi Sinha had a rather busy 2013.
Sinha recreates the ambiance of Reena Roy’s Disco Station with her pulsating enthusiasm and uncanny resemblance to the yesteryear beauty.
Image: Sonakshi Sinha in Thank God It's Friday, Himmatwala
After doing dancing cameos in other movies, Piggy Chops takes time out to dish out some zesty thumkas as pouty Pinky in Zanjeer.
Too bad her racy item song couldn’t salvage Apoorva Lakhia’s absolutely abysmal remake of Big B’s breakthrough movie.
Image: Priyanka Chopra in Pinky, Zanjeer
Dhating Naach, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Nargis Fakhri pouts and preens in her sequined black costume to funny sounding lyrics 'Tera Loha Badan Mera Chumbak Sa Jiya' while Shahid Kapoor takes centre stage to inject spirit in this zingy number with his electrifying energy and infectious gamboling.
Phata Poster Nikhla Hotstepper is more like it!
Image: Nagris Fakhri in Dhating Naach, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Jadoo Ki Jhappi, Ramaiya Vastavaiya
After rocking a Katniss Everdeen-inspired look in Race 2, Jacqueline Fernandez flaunts her perfect curves to gyrate in sprawling fields like the quintessential gaon-ki-gori for Ramaiya Vastavaiya.
Ace dancer/choreographer Prabhudheva pitches in a cameo for the item number under his own direction of the Hindi remake of Telugu flick, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana.
Image: Jacqueline Fernandez in Jadoo Ki Jhappi, Ramaiya Vastavaiya