With government policies clamping down heavily on the participation of foreign entertainers in Bollywood, the days of Kylie Minogue and Snoop Dogg going jiggy-wiggy with Akshay Kumar (in the films Blue and Singh Is Kinng, respectively) are now over.
Recent efforts to get international artistes to India have been far from fruitful. The latest example being Shakira who was being touted as the item girl in Anees Bazmee's No Problem as too the lead in a film based on Hindu goddess.
A reliable source exposes the sham behind all these Bollywood announcements about international stars, "99 percent of the time these international stars are not even aware of these lofty plans in India. Filmmakers in Bollywood have access only to international entertainers' agents and managers whose polite non-committal response to the Bollywood invitation is quickly and conveniently construed as approval by Indian filmmakers and announced as such."
Anees Bazmee tries to play down the Shakira card when asked about her participation. Says Anees, "There was no time to get any international celebrity. Our film is complete. Our first trailer was out with Anjaana Anjaani. We just decided to add an extra title song. And we felt we don't really need outside contributions. Sushmita and Kangna are fabulous dancers."
No international dance floor hottie? 'No Problem'! For his comedy of that name which is all set for a December release, director Anees Bazmee has decided to shoot an additional song with the two sizzling leading ladies of the film Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut who it might be said at the outset, have adopted each other as sisters.
But the number that Ahmed Khan will choreograph will be anything but sisterly. The two lovely ladies will pull out all stops in front of the camera to dance like two devilish divas out to outdo each other. Apparently, the role models given to Ahmed Khan go back to Vyjayantimala and Helen in the sizzling dance combat in the 1960s Prince and Hema Malini and Parveen Babi in the 1970s' spectacle The Burning Train.
The rest of the male cast- Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Sunil Shetty- are also expected to join the two sizzling seductresses.