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Sayali Bhagat takes up item number in Jail

Written by: By: Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama
Published: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 14:46 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Madhur Bhandarkar and his fixation for everything which is 'real' is much known. So much so that in his upcoming release Jail, he has incorporated an item number which would have a Chandni Bar setting to it. Not just that, the song would feature Sayali Bhagat in a guest appearance.

Confirming the news, Madhur Bhandarkar says, "The song is titled 'Bareli Ka Bazaar' and has a beer bar setting to it. I have shot the number in a completely real life manner, just like Chandni Bar was shot. Since the setting is similar, everything from look, ambience to the background had to appear real."

This is not the first time though that Sayali Bhagat is appearing in an item number. After making her debut with box office flop The Train (2007) (Emraan Hashmi, Geeta Basra), Sayali Bhagat was seen in the Halla Bol (2008) where she had gyrated to the tune of 'Is Pal Ki Soch'. She also acted in films like Good Luck, Kirkit and Paying Guests but each of them disappeared without a trace.

"Her song in Jail is pretty much integral to the script", assures Bhandarkar, "I have never infused a song in any film of mine just for the sake of it and have always believed in a song taking the story forward. Same is the case with 'Bareli Ka Bazaar' and audiences would see it for themselves that it is in fact an integral part of the film."

Composed by Bhandarkar's favourite Shamir Tandon (who has also composed for his Traffic Signal, Corporate and Page 3), 'Bareli Ka Bazaar' is sung by Sonu Kakkar who shot to fame with 'Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo' (Dum) more than half a decade back. Sonu has also sung a version of 'O Sikandar' for Madhur's Corporate.

Though Sayali got quite some flak coming her way after the release of Paying Guests due to her weight, she has worked hard to get in shape for Jail. "She has lost a lot of weight for the film and is looking very different", says Madhur, "Her entire look has been changed for the song which has an authentic Indian appeal to it. She has turned out to be stunner in the film and is looking great in her slim and trim avatar."

Since this Ganesh Acharya choreographed song is quite high on energy, it required Sayali to go through an intense rehearsal grill before she hit the sets. "It was great to see the way this girl worked so hard for her guest appearance in the film", Madhur says in an appreciative tone, "She rehearsed for number of days to get the steps perfect and would be seen slogging hard for 4-5 hours at stretch. I am extremely happy with the results and I am sure that 'Bareli Ka Bazaar' would be one highlight number of the season once Jail releases."

With the completion of the song shoot last week, Jail has now wrapped up and is heading towards post production. Starring Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead along with Mugdha Godse, Majoj Bajpai, Arya Babbar and Chetan Pandit, Jail is a co-production of Percept Picture Company and Bhandarkar Entertainment. As of now the film is headed for a 23rd October release.

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