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Priyanka Chopra highest paid item girl, gets Rs 2.8 crore for ‘Babli Badmaash hai’

Mumbai, Mar 3 (): Priyanka Chopra will be appearing as an item girl in the song titled ‘Babli Badmaash hai’ for Sanjay Gupta’s flim ‘Shootout at Wadala’ (SAW) and she becomes the highest paid item girl after getting a whooping Rs 2.8 crore for the item song.

Bollywood stars Malaika Aurora, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor have previously appeared in item songs and now it is Priyanka Chopra’s turn, who is a model-turned-actor-turned-pop star. The actress will be seen grooving on a sexy number that has been composed by Anu Malik and has been inspired from club music from the 70s.

Currently, she is doing her shooting for two films, Gunday aand Zanjeer; yet, she has managed to spend time for this item song, since she is getting almost the same money she gets for a film. Reports have also said that Priyanka was asked to sing the song too, but when that did not work out, Sunidhi Chauhan was roped in.

SAW is being produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. Chief executive officer of Balaji Telefilms, Tanuj Garg, said Priyanka is paid Rs 2.8 crore for the item song and the amount paid to her is all worthy, as the song is going to be her first item song ever.

The next highlight about the song is it will be the song that launches the promotion of the film. The makers of the movie wanted to make the song big. So, they have spent a big amount of time and money on this song.

Priyanka was also so choosy about the song. She heard as many as 11 tracks and listened to eight different variations of the same song before choosing the final one.

Now, Priyanka is quite happy about the number, which is choreographed by Ahmed Khan. She will now be part of the promotions before release of the film on May 1.