Item numbers was a trend that is now a staple in all Bollywood movies. They are provocative and not essential to the story. Initially, models were used for the item numbers but these days, popular actresses and actors put in an appearance.
Isha Koppikar is best known for her item numbers.
Many people still identify Isha Koppikar as Khallas girl, the item number from Company movie. She became the dream girl for young hearts. She rocked with another item number in the movie Kante the same year called Ishq Samundar which was also very popular. She recieved the Star Dust award for Fresh Exciting Face soon after her performances in the two songs.
This Bangalore beauty was introduced to Bollywood in 1997 but went unnoticed. After that she starred in Kannada movies. At the same time she tried her luck in Telugu and Tamil films. In 2002 the Kallas song changed her image. Ram Gopal Varma , the director of Company tried many heroines for the song. But finally Isha was chosen.
This Khallas girl has completed 35 films as a heroine in Bollywood in 5 years sice her item number in Company. Many of her fans are still waiting for the next item song. She has three more offers in hand.
Check out the videos of the two best known item songs of Bollywood!
Khallas from Company
Ishq Samundar from Kaante