After running through a list of smoking hot sirens from Mumbai, including Katrina Kaif and present sensation Vidya Balan, (post Dirty Picture) looks like Simbu has settled for the scorching Mallika Sherawat for his Munni item number in Osthi.
The movie, a remake of Salman Khan’s Dabanng, in which STR plays the lead, has Thaman on the verge of completing the Tamil equivalent of the smash-hit Munni item number.
When Simbu was contacted he did agree that Vidya and Katrina had been approached for the scintillating dance sequence. “Dharani sir and I did consider both Katrina and Vidya, but they could not adjust the dates we wanted,” he admits.
It's said his producer is offering a whopping Rs 1.2 crore for a single dance number! “Oh yeah, when you want Katrina or Vidya, which would bring novelty to the song and create the necessary hype, one has to pay for it,” he commented, without divulging the specific amount.
In the meantime the actor’s message to his fans on his social networking site has raised eyebrows.
Referring to his film Osthi, which is scheduled for a Diwali release, it goes like this — Silenta Velaiya Parpom, Sounda Jaipom (we work silently and have a cracker of a win), (You fans are there for me like a strong pillar that really worries others in the industry)!
“Time to shut some nasty tongues this Diwali. Osthi is one of my biggest-ever films. I promise my fans that it's going to be a treat for all of them!”