We have left behind that era when Bollywood actresses used to do item numbers for a small amount just to gain some recognition in the industry as well as amongst their fans. But along with that, the concept of item numbers has also changed. Earlier it was only a part of cheap B-grade films, but now the trend has completely changed as we see it being a part of blockbuster films too. And without any doubt, these item songs turn out to be one major reason why films do big at the box-office. Take the example of the item song, “Chikni Chameli” from the film, “Agneepath”. Katrina Kaif’s sultry moves in the item song deserve all the credits for the film’s big success.
While the films do benefit a lot from these item numbers, but so do the actresses who are seen in it. They charge a hefty amount for their appearances in each of these item songs. Want to know how much does your favorite actress charge for doing an item number? Scroll down and know it all:
Bollywood diva, Malaika Arora has given us some unforgettable item songs. If reports are to be believed, it has been told that the stunning actress took as much as Rs. 1 Crore for her popular item number, “Anarkali Disco Chali” from the film Housefull 2.
For making a surprise appearance in the song, “Party All Night” from the film, “Boss”, the actress demanded a whopping amount of Rs. 6 Crore.
Katrina Kaif is not just one of the most beautiful actresses in the Bollywood industry but also one of the highest paid actresses. As per reports, it is believed that the actress charged Rs. 3.5 Crore for performing the item song, “Chikni Chameli” in the film, “Agneepath”.
From good looks to phenomenal acting skills, Deepika Padukone has it all. She is the real charm of Bollywood industry. Like other actresses, she too has had her share of tapping her feet for a couple of item songs like “Lovely” and “Dum Maro Dum”. The actress charged a whopping amount of 7-8 Crores for her song “Lovely Ho Gae Yaar”, from the film “Happy New year”.
The Quantico actress, Priyanka Chopra, who is turning heads around the world has given us some of the hit item songs like “Pinky” and “Ram Chahe Leela Chahe Ram”. And as per reports the stunning lady demanded Sanjay Leela Bhansali a whopping Rs 6 Crore for her outstanding performance in the song “Ram Chahe Leela Chahe Ram”
The only song that comes to our mind when we hear Chitrangada Singh’s name is her peppy number ‘Aao Raja’ from the film Gabbar 2.
The very bold, Mallika Sherawat has appeared in one of the most popular item numbers of Bollywood. From her quirky moves in “Jalebi Bai” to her jaw-dropping belly dancing in “Maiyaa Maiyaa”, the actress has a come a long way. And you’ll be surprised to know that the actress charges Rs. 1.5 Crore per item song appearance.
Actress Bipasha Basu has done a bunch of item numbers, but the one that would never get outdated is definitely “Beedi Jalailey”. As per reports, it was said that the actress charged Rs. 60 lakh from Vishal Bhardwaj (director of the film) for doing the peppy number. And later when she started getting more such offers, she raised her fees to Rs. 1 Crore per song.
One of the sexiest women in the Bollywood industry, Sunny Leone has done a number of item songs like “Babydoll” and “Desi Look”. While the actress started at a very low fee initially but now she too charges a lot. She demands around Rs 3 Crore per item song appearance. Isn’t it quite a lot?
The Sri Lankan beauty, Jacqueline Fernandez has become one of the most popular Bollywood divas of our country. While many are familiar with her sexy moves but there are only a few who know that the actress charged Rs. 40 lakh for her item song, “Jadoo Ki Jhappi”.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
The Begum of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor Khan is undoubtedly the most charming lady in the industry. The actress is not just known for her glam looks but also her naughty moves. She has given us some sultry item numbers like “Fevicol Se”, “Mera Naam Mary hai” and “Halkat Jawani”. She charged a sum of Rs 5 Crores for her song, “Halkat Jawaani”.