By Hindustan Times
When news reports emerged about Sunny Leone doing a special song in director Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala, everyone assumed that it would be just another item number. However, apparently, the song and Sunny’s character have an important role in the movie.
And the track called ‘Laila’ has been picturised keeping a real incident in mind. Sanjay says, “This song is not a quintessential item song. In fact, I think it’s derogatory to term a song an item number. ‘Laila’ is extremely crucial to the film and the twists and turns in the storyline. Back in the day, there used to be a dancer at the Congress House in south Mumbai. Sunny’s character is based on her.”
Sanjay adds that Sunny was fun to work with. He says, “She was a thorough professional and has danced well in the song. It looks great.”
Meanwhile, Sanjay also explains a few alterations made in the movie. He says, “The entire film is based on real-life incidents that happened in the ’70s and ’80s. Certain things have been fictionalised and dramatised for cinematic effects. However, the movie deals with the reason behind the first big police encounter and why the Mumbai police decided to kill and not catch gangsters.”