Item numbers are the worst things about the film industry. Item numbers present women as “items” by objectifying them and treating them as or objects of entertainment. This is one of the ways of making money. As most filmmakers believe exposing can give them more money. Women are not playthings. They always subjected as entertaining part of the man’s world. Of course, women are entertaining but are not exposing entertaining.
Thank god current era of item numbers have changed in trends, which are all about women being total divas, owning their sexuality, and flaunting it without being shamed or objectified by others. To appreciate this spirit, here I have listed the best Bollywood dance tracks which That Took “Item Number” By Bollywood Divas without making them exposing, and turned it into an exercise in being the ultimate diva! Scroll Down and check your favorite one is there on the list or not?
Rangeela Re Feat. Diva Urmila Matondkar
The song is to show the world with its lyrics about dancing and enjoying life in all its glory, there was no objectification of women in this superhit track. The world would definitely remember Urmila for totally owning the dance floor.
Le Gayi Le Gayi feat. Diva Karisma Kapoor
Pure talent and glittery diva costumes, makeup, hair made everything made Karisma a 90s icon performer, and it stood out despite the movie having many memorable songs and dance performances!
Mehboob Mere feat. Diva Sushmita Sen
It was a RAGE among the young girls everywhere, who were dying to copy the sensuous moves of this song. And that’s not all, her costumes were an Arabic-princess dream.
Shut Up And Bounce feat. Diva Shilpa Shetty
Karan Johar introduced the idea of creating party track in which the song follows a hot diva-like Shilpa Shetty, checking out the even hotter John Abraham (we know Abhishek Bachchan was also there, but let’s get real, here).
Chhaliya feat. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena at this time was the hot topic for her size zero. With her new look, and a new romance with Nawab Saheb making everyone crazy. With lyrics, the song was fun, girly, and a hit!
Crazy Kiya Re Feat. Diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Our old generation always says that the old days were golden, but in their old day’s women were subjected with lyrics like “Samandar Mein nahake aur Bhi namkeen ho Gayi ho.” Today, while we might have a cringe-worthy mix of Hinglish lyrics like Crazy Kiya Re, at least it doesn’t involve sleaziness. With some fantastic moves from the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this song was all about the dancing, the diva stare, and outfits that screamed fabulous pop queen!
Lucky Boy feat. Bipasha Basu
With Bipasha Basu dancing to a song about how lucky a man whom she even looks at would be, this song from Bachna Ae Haseeno has D-I-V-A written all over it.
Sheila Ki Jawani feat. Katrina Kaif
Sheila was totally feeling herself, and how! It is all because of Katrina’s confident belly dancing which was owning her sexiness.
Aga Bai feat. Rani Mukherjee Chopra
Aga Bai was the exact opposite of female objectification. Featured in the movie Aiyyaa, it was about Rani Mukherji’s character’s daydream about a man she really liked, and her seduction game plan for this man, but in the form of a lot of dancing.
Dhoom Machale feat. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif was transformed into a powerful and beautiful warrior for this song, Kat really showed people who is the boss. Come near her, and those spikes on her shoe will.cut.you. boys!
Hmm.. as a dancer I love the songs that insist me to jump over the beats but the above list is my all time favorite because these Divas actually put mark and state that you don’t need to expose to be sexy.