It is no secret that item songs play an important role in film promotion. A movie is said to be incomplete these days unless it has a foot-tapping item number that helps the film woo the audience. When it comes to item songs, South actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, as well as Bollywood actresses like Katrina Kaif, Nora Fatehi, and Sunny Leone, are in high demand. All of the ladies have a number of chart-topping singles. They have songs to their credit that can set the mood for any occasion. But did you know that these actresses demand exorbitant fees to perform the item song?
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Samantha Ruth Prabhu, according to Abplive.com, charges nearly Rs. 5 crores for an item number. Her most recent song, ‘Oo Antava,’ from the Telugu blockbuster ‘Pushpa: The Rise,’ has gone viral on social media. Samantha was paid Rs. 5 crores to perform this upbeat song.
Nora Fatehi, known for chartbuster hits such as Dilbar, Kusu Kusu, Kamariya, and Ek Toh Kum Zindagani, charges a high fee for a song in a film. According to reports, she is paid Rs. 50 lakh for leading a special track in any film.
According to the report, Sunny Leone is paid Rs. 3 crore to dance in an item song. Her moves in the song ‘Laila Main Laila,’ which she performed with Shah Rukh Khan, were praised. It is, indeed, quite pricey.
Katrina Kaif’s electrifying performance in Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Agneepath’ song ‘Chikni Chameli’ is simply unforgettable. ‘Bang Bang’ actress reportedly used to charge Rs 50 lakh for an item song before raising her fee following ‘Dhoom 3’.
Jacqueline Fernandez charges around Rs. 3 crore to appear in an item song. It goes without saying that the producers must pay a high price to entice these actresses to perform an item song in a film.