The late 90s and early 2000s was a strange period. That was the time of questionable fashion, mushy romantic movies, and technological paradigm shift. Amidst these markers and milestones, there are few things that will always be worth remembering.
In a groovy way, the item songs of that period are something that still makes us smile. The silliness of dance gestures, the rebellious dressing, and catchy tunes haven’t lost the charm yet. Do you ever wonder where are the performers of those item songs who made Indian hearts beat faster? Where are the popular item girls who ruled our TV screen? Well, let’s find out.
1. Deepal Shaw
The Baby Doll famed lady rocked the floor when she appeared in the song “Kabhi aar kabhi paar.” Her salacious gestures mixed with innocent look ignited the fan fantasy. Instantly, her popularity rose. Her last appearance was in 2011 in the film “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster.” Since then she has carefully kept her path away from the limelight of Bollywood.
2. Meghna Naidu
With her debut performance in the song “Kaliyon Ka Chaman,” this dancer became an overnight sensation. To add on to her success, she gained a special appreciation for her role as a sex worker in the film “Hawas.” Recently, she has again been on the news but for an unfortunate reason. She rented her apartment and the tenants ended up looting all her belongings.
3. Rakhi Sawant
The queen of controversy was no stranger to the world of Bollywood with her small roles in different films. However, she grabbed the limelight with her dance performance in the song “Pardesiya.” After that, she rose to fame with the help of her controversies. She is presently working on some projects gearing to re-enter Bollywood.
4. Negar Khan
The “Chadti Jawani” famed item girl was last seen in 2015. This diva carefully removed herself from the limelight. She was married to Sahil Khan that eventually failed. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
5. Koena Mitra
This bong beauty became a sensation with the release of the song “saaki saaki re.” She used her fame to land roles in different Bollywood films. She also appeared in few Bengali films.
6. Shefali Zariwala
She became a household name with the release of her song “Kaanta Laga.” Her offbeat attire became extremely popular among the youngsters. After her fame as an item song dancer, she appeared in the reality show “Nach Baliye,” twice. Presently, she is keeping away from the limelight.
7. Sophie Choudry
She started her career as a singer that ultimately saw the birth of a tremendously popular item girl. Her fame came with the album “Sophie and Dr. Love.” It also topped the charts of UK Asian music besides India. She was seen participating in different reality shows to keep her fame alive. Presently, she portrays herself as a socialite besides being a popular Instagrammer.
8. Yana Gupta
There are very few who didn’t shake a leg on her song “Babuji zara dheere chalo”. The once glamorous item girl is now walking on a completely different path. She is now spending her time indulging in yoga and spirituality.
Did we miss any? Let’s know in the comments below!