By Sameer Wadekar, Indo-Asian News Service
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Sizzling item numbers have become so essential for the success of Hindi movies that even a serious filmmaker like Prakash Jha can't resist them.
His recent release "Apaharan", a film about the kidnapping industry in Bihar, has an item number "Aao babuji kuchh baatein karenge", according to Bollywood Trade. Item songs are not only indispensable, they have become acceptable too.
A few years ago, songs like "Choli ke peeche" and "Lotan kabutar" had created a furore in the country. Despite all the criticism, the songs were not chopped off from the movies.
After that the trend just took off. Every filmmaker started