Katrina Kaif Talks About Objectification Of Women: My Songs Are Not Item Numbers

Speaking about the objectification of women and item songs, Katrina told Arbaaz Khan on Pinch, "I don’t view my songs as item numbers. They are not."

Katrina Kaif in still from Thugs of Hindostan song

Actress Katrina Kaif does not do item numbers! Yes, you read that right. The star of popular tracks like Sheila Ki Jawani, Chikni Chameli, Suraiyya and the latest one being Husn Parcham, said that she doesn’t view her songs as item numbers. Ahead of the release of her film Bharat which stars her opposite Salman Khan, Katrina made an appearance on Arbaaz Khan’s chat show Pinch.

Arbaaz read a tweet that said, “Every time in Bollywood an actress does an item number, we set women by a decade.” Responding to the same, Katrina asserted, “I have a slightly different view point. Being someone for whom dance is a big part of my life. I don’t view my songs as item numbers. They are not item numbers. Dance is an art form, it’s an expression. In this world of social commentary that now everyone has a platform to say anything sometimes, we don’t stop and question what is being said. We don’t analyze if there is any truth to it. In these waves that people become popular in the media, we have taken this as women dancing in films as they are being objectified. If you as a woman, as an actress feel for one second that you are being objectified in a song then you should not be doing it.”

Katrina Kaif in still an event performance
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Another tweet pointed out that Katrina is repeating her work, to which she answered, “In any industry especially in our industry people like to stick with what has become successful and what has worked. I myself constantly try every time I hear the word song, my antenna goes up, I am like, Guys it has to be something new. It has to be something different. It has to be visually refreshing. I have been fortunate to work with some of the best choreographers. I have worked with Saroj Khan, Farah Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant, Ahmed Khan, Bosco-Caesar. I have taken from each one a lesson that has been a part of my journey in dance as an art form. I have done something in each genre. Forget the audience, for myself, I have to feel something different.”

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