PIX: The HOTTEST item songs of South Cinema
Here's what Tamannaah has in common with Malaika Arora Khan and Sameera Reddy!
Item numbers have been a part of Hindi cinema for a while now. And they're quite popular down south too!
In fact, quite a few Bollywood actresses have performed item numbers in south movies-- just last week, Sunny Leone made her Tamil debut with an item number in Vadacurry.
Here's looking at the hottest item numbers in south cinema in recent years.
Tamannaah, who recently scored a hit with Humshakals, will be seen in an item song in director V V Vinayak's forthcoming Telugu film Alludu Sreenu. It has been produced by Bellamkonda Suresh.
The main cast includes producer Suresh's son Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas and Samnatha Ruth Prabhu.
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Image: Tamannaah Bhatia in Alludu Sreenu
Poonam Pandey recently featured in an item song in the Kannada film Love is Poison.
The film had been delayed because its lead actor Rajesh fell to his death from the balcony of his second floor flat in 2013.
Image: Poonam Pandey in Love is Poison
Deepika Padukone will be seen in an item number in the Telugu film Love 4 Ever. It has been choreographed by Ahmed Khan.
The music has been composed by Ram Sampath.
The film will release in February next year.
Image: Deepika Padukone in Love 4 Ever
Swetha Basu Prasad
Swetha Basu Prasad, who worked in films like Makdee and Iqbal, did an item song in the Telugu film Punnami Rathri.
Image: Swetha Basu Prasad in Punnami Rathri
Lakshmi Rai did an item song in the 2013 Telugu film Balupu, starring Shruti Haasan and Ravi Teja.
Lakshmi played herself in the movie and danced to the song Lucky Lucky Rai.
Image: Lakshmi Rai in Balupu
British model Nathalia Kaur performed to the item song Addirabanna in the 2013 Telugu film Dalam, starring Naveen Chandran and Piaa Bajpai.
Dalam was directed by Ram Gopal Varma, who had given her her first item number in his Hindi film Department.
Image: Nathalia Kaur in Dalam
Rachana Mourya danced on the item song Puttintollu Tharimesaru in the 2013 Telugu film Okkadine.
The film starred Nithya Menon and Nara Rohit.
Image: Rachana Mourya in Okkadine
Sameera Reddy did an item song in the Rana Daggubati-Nayantara Telugu 2012 film, Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum.
The item song Sye Andri Naanu was sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Rahul Sipligunj and Deepu.
Image: Sameera Reddy in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum
Malaika Arora Khan
Malaika Arora Khan featured in the Telugu version of Dabangg -- titled Gabbar Singh (in 2012) -- and made her moves with leading man Pavan Kalyan in the song called Kevu Keka.
Image: Malaika Arora Khan in Gabbar Singh
Charmee did an item song called Sakubai Garam Chai in the 2012 Telugu film Damarukam.
The film starred Anushka Shetty and Nagarjuna in lead roles.
Image: Charmee in Damarukam