Browsing articles tagged with "Item Songs"
Oct
1
2010

Bollywood item numbers: from Monica to Munni

Bollywood item numbers: from Monica to Munni

Making a gradual progression from cabarets, kothaas, discos and now almost everywhere — even a train top — item numbers have become an essential part of Bollywood.

An item number, in its earliest avatar, wasn’t endorsed by leading ladies. Only vamps or dancers making special appearances graced these tracks until a decade or two ago. The first major dancing star was Cuckoo who ruled the cabaret scene in the Forties and Fifties.

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