In what seems like an open challenge at the throne of the two hottest Bollywood item queens, Mallika Sherawat danced to an item song at Yashraj Studios, whose words blatantly mocked Katrina and Malaika’s twin triumphs.
Mallika sang, “Munni bhi maani aur Sheila bhi maani, Shalu ke thumke ki duniya deewani.”
Apparently the “Munni” and “Sheila” choreographer was approached to do Mallika’s “Shalu ke thumke.” But Farah Khan begged off, saying she only choreographs for very close family friends.
According to a source, the lyrics were originally quite different for the song.
“By openly singing that she’s better than ‘Munni’ and ‘Sheila,’ Mallika is sending out a clear signal to the entertainment industry. It was Mallika who wanted the Munni-Sheila element incorporated into the song. Composer Anand Raj Anand modified the tune accordingly,” the source said.
“Mallika wants to position herself as the No.1 item queen of Bollywood. She feels her ‘Maiyya maiyya’ in ‘Guru’ came long before ‘My name is Sheila’ and ‘Munni badnaam.’ This year she has already performed two item songs and is open to more,” added the source.
What’s more, her image as the tantrum queen is now a thing of the past. While shooting for “Munni bhi maani Sheila bhi maani”, Mallika was the epitome of good behaviour.