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3 item girls to replace Karisma Kapoor

Earlier, Mumbai Mirror had reported that Karisma Kapoor was the first choice for the item song.

It takes three girls to replace one woman. Especially, when the woman is Karisma Kapoor. Prabhu Deva’s search for an item girl in Rowdy Rathore ended up with three item girls, Maryam Zakaria from Agent Vinod, Mumaith Khan of Munnabhai MBBS’ Dekh Le fame and Shakti Mohan, winner of television reality show Dance India Dance Season 2.

When contacted, Prabhu deva confirmed the developments, saying, “Yes, we have shot the song with three talented dancers. Earlier, we were planning with one but then we thought the song will look good even with five dancers. It’s a peppy dance number in a village set up.”

Earlier, Mumbai Mirror had reported that Karisma Kapoor was the first choice for the item song.

However, a source close to the film revealed that Kapoor had issues with her costumes for the song in Bhojpuri style so she refused.

“She was recommended by the film’s co producer and her friend Shabina Khan but it didn’t work out,” the source added.

Reportedly, later, Jiah Khan was approached but everyone was surprised by her sudden weight loss when she came for the rehearsals. “Losing her curves was not suitable for the song. After two days of rehearsal, she was dropped by the director Prabhu Deva himself,” the source added.

When asked about Kapoor’s refusal and dropping Khan, Prabhu Deva told this newspaper, “You know, it happens. Things change. There were discussions but sometimes, things don’t work out.”

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