UK’s Big Brother star and Bollywood babe Shilpa Shetty will be seen in an item number for Karan Johar’s Dostana starring Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra.
Director Tarun Mansukhani originally approached Chopra for the item number but she refused as wearing a bikini was a requirement. Shetty, however, gladly agreed when approached by producer, Karan Johar.
The song is set on Miami Beach and will be seen in the beginning of the film. In the video, Shilpa is seen riding passenger-side alongside a gang of bikers. She is also the narrator of the film and introduces the two leading heroes.
It is said that Mansukhani initially came to Aishwarya Rai to play the lead female but was turned down when Rai said it would not suit her current image.
Dostana is believed to be a remake of the 1980s classic starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha and Zeenat Aman in the lead roles.