Subhash K Jha
Salman Khan and his beautiful sister-in-law Malaika Arora have never shared a screen space before, let alone performed an item song together.
The status quo changes this Tuesday(January 12) when the sizzling Malaika known to set the screen on fire with song-and-dance numbers like ‘Chaiyyan Chaiyyan’ with Shahrukh Khan in Dil Se and ‘Mari Ve’ in Kaante, is all set to do an item song with Salman Khan for the Abhinav Kashyap-directed Dabangg.
The song which goes with the raunchy title ‘Munni Badnaam Hui Darling Tere Liye’ is composed by Lalit Pandit. Salman’s new best-friend Farah Khan will choreograph the sizzling-hot track.
Malaika’s husband Arbaaz Khan who produces Dabangg gives a confirmation on Malaika’s item song with Salman. “It’s a very earthy track in one of those rugged sweaty Bihari bars, something like ‘Beedi Jalaile’ from Omkara but different. Malaika will play a dancer who has come from out of town to regale the revelers. While she will be dancing, Salman joins her.”
While the rest of the songs in Dabangg are composed by Sajid-Wajid, the Salman-Malaika item song is tuned by Lalit Pundit.
Says Arbaaz, “When I heard the track I knew I had to have it in Dabangg.It will set the charts on fire. And Malaika will certainly do justice to it.”
Although Arbaaz has a pivotal role in Dabangg he doesn’t share any scenes with his wife. Says Arbaaz, “My hands are pretty full as a producer and an actor in Dabangg. I’m enjoying every bit of it. We want the film to come out as something special, and not just another movie. Though it’s a full-on action-packed drama Dabangg will present Salman like never before.”
Arbaaz hopes to release Dabangg during Eid this year.