Though item songs are on a constant rise in Bollywood despite being under the scanner, Czechoslovakian born Yana Gupta, who sizzled on the big screen in the song, Babuji Zaraa Dheere Chalo, finds nothing wrong with them, as the “masses love it”. “People enjoy watching item songs, then who is it who decides how morally correct they are? Item songs are in demand, and that’s why they are happening right now. Masses are really interested in these numbers and they love them,” says Yana, adding that the day the audience says “no” to item numbers is the day filmmakers will stop including them in movies.
According to the 33-year-old, the current take on item songs is hypocritical. “It depends on an actor’s personal choice to do a song, and how to do it. Nobody forces you for anything,” says Yana, who admits she was offered a number by a big production house recently, and she chose not to do it. For now, Yana is upbeat about her TV show, Life Mein Ek Baar 2. On a South African adventure with actor Barbara Mori, model-VJ Archana Vijaya, model Diandra Soares and southern actress Kirat Bhattal, Yana had a great time shooting for the show.
As part of the show, Yana tried adventure sports like scuba diving, shark cage diving, helicopter ride and bungee jumping. On the Bollywood front, she says she is in talks for something “interesting”, but “it’s too early to talk about it”.