‘Veena Malik’s a very dedicated actress’

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After ‘Munni’, ‘Sheila’, ‘Jalebi ba’i and ‘Chikni chameli’, it’s the new song Channo from Rumy Jafery’s ‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’ that’s making waves. Ask the director why did he choose Veena Malik for ‘Channo’ and he says, “Well we were discussing many names from which some actresses did not suit the song.
It was then that choreographer Ahmed Khan suggested Veena Malik’s name saying she’s very good at dancing and would suit the best. And I must say she’s a very dedicated actress, even in this chilly winter when everybody was in overcoats and sweater on the sets, Veena shot the song continuously for three days at Karzat. Everybody on the sets was shocked to see her dedication.”
And what about the on-going trend of item numbers? “I’m not on for item numbers which are fitted these days at the beginning or at the end of the film to gain publicity, but has no relevance to the film. Thus, I won’t call ‘Channo’ an item number because it’s a situational song which was what the script needed.”