Deepika turns down offer to perform Dum Maaro Dum

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By Hindustan Times

While Deepika Padukone’s item song for Dum Maaro Dum continues to be a subject of debate for its crass lyrics, the marketing team of Harley Davidson is hugely impressed and wants her to dance to it at a major event of theirs in India later this month. But Deepika has reportedly turned down a lucrative offer of Rs 3.5 crore for her act.

The actor, who is currently filming Desi Boyz in London, is believed to have declined saying that, she will be involved with the film’s promotions then and will not have time.

But an associate from Harley Davidson confirms that Deepika is still their first choice. “The song is perfect for us because it has a great youth connect,” he says, under the condition of anonymity, “Deepika is a craze in the 16 to 30 age bracket. We unanimously agreed that she was ideal to take our bike to Indian connoisseurs.” The team has been tracking the song’s popularity ever since it went on air.

“The high-energy choreography and much-discussed lyrics have caught the fancy of youngsters,” he added.

The Harley marketing team is still keen on the actor and are hoping to convince her to come on board. Deepika, who is in London, didn’t revert to our text messages.