A-lister or newcomer: the item song debate!

By Subhash K. Jha (14:04)

Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Should one get an A-lister or try a new actress - that is the sizzling debate brewing between producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan over a pending item song in "Housefull 2".

The actress for the big-budget under-production film will first have to go through close scrutiny by both the Sajids.

While Khan favours the tried-and-tested formula of getting an A-lister actress on board, Nadiadwala feels the item song by a hot-and-happening actress has truly been done to death and to keep audiences' interests alive in the cult of the item song, the phenomenon of the surprise dance must really and radically be re-invented.

"Really, after Munni and Sheila and all the others there's not much that can be done with an item song with just a big-name actress dancing to it," Nad