Up until a year ago, item songs were an integral part of a lot of Bollywood films and the trend also trickled into the Pakistani film industry. However, as debates on women objectification and sexualisation gained momentum, item numbers have slowly decreased.
Nonetheless, item numbers continue to be a part of our dance playlists. Here are some of the most memorable item songs:
Billi featuring Mehwish Hayat – Na Maloom Afraad
Tutti Frutti feat. Ayesha Omer – Karachi Se Lahore
Kaif O Suroor featuring Sadaf Kanwal – Na Maloom Afraad 2
Chikni Chameli featuring Katrina Kaif – Agneepath
Fevicol Se featuring Kareena Kapoor – Dabangg 2
Sheila Ki Jawani also featuring Katrina Kaif – Tees Maar Khan
Munni Badnaam Hui featuring Malaika Arora – Dabangg
Laila featuring Sunny Leone – Shooutout at Wadala
Do Dhari Talwar featuring Katrina Kaif yet again – Mere Brother ki Dulhan.
The song also has Ali Zafar showing off his moves.
Aishwarya Rai in Crazy Kiya Re – Dhoom 2
Kajra Re also featuring Aishwariya Rai – Bunty aur Babli