Katrina Kaif will be a part of Salman Khan’s forthcoming film Bodyguard. And she won’t just do an ordinary cameo.
The actress is all set to sizzle in an item number that will play during the opening credits of the film. In fact, after her success with Sheila Ki Jawaani, it was Salman who requested his ex-girlfriend to be a part of the opening-credit item number. Needless, to say, leading lady Kareena Kapoor hasn’t taken this news too well.
A source revealed, “When Salman asked Katrina to be a part of Bodyguard, she didn’t even blink before saying ‘yes’. But on hearing Salman’s grand plans for the item number Katrina got a little unsure.
Salman’s brief was simple, an item song for the opening credits that would put Sheila to shame. Considering Kareena was the leading lady of the film, Katrina feared that this might not go down too well with her. However, when Kat told Salman about her cause of worry, he said that he’ll take care of Bebo.”
The item number in question has been assigned to Himesh Reshammiya for the music and Ganesh Acharya for the scintillating steps. Interestingly, both Himesh and Ganesh are Salman protégés.
And that’s not all. The item number in question will be on the lines of James Bond opening credits. So Katrina has to now match up to the Bond girls for Bodyguard. “It’s a challenge for Katrina to take the item song beyond Sheila Ki Jawaani.
She has already started preparing for it. She’s been watching the James Bond credit songs in Goldfinger, Octopussy and other Bond films to get an idea of the same,” said the source.
Despite Salman’s claims of taking care of Bebo, the leading lady is not too happy about Katrina’s intrusion in the film. Bebo who had maintained for the past few years that she would like to work in single heroine films, apparently is miffed with the addition of an item number to be picturised on Kaif. This however, seems not to have affected the filmmakers’ decision.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the film confirmed that Katrina, indeed will be performing the opening-credit item number inspired by Bond films. TOI