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'Bhoomi' producers struggle to find actress for item number with Sanjay Dutt


Sanjay Dutt; (inset) Helen
Sanjay Dutt; (inset) Helen

Even though Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film Bhoomi was wrapped up several months earlier, director Omung Kumar recently summoned the unit together to shoot for a special song.

Marketing gurus suggested the emotional father-daughter tale would be incomplete without a scintillating item number, but the team is unable to zero in on a face of their choice.

Producer Sandeep Singh tells mid-day, “We need a sensational dancer of sorts, someone as captivating as Helenji. It seems they have stopped making dancers like her. We haven’t approached anyone yet because we can’t find what we are looking for.”

Singh adds that the track, apparently titled Hickey Hickey, which has been written by Priya Saraiya and composed by Sachin and Jigar, will be an out-and-out dance number. He adds that, along with co-producer Bhushan Kumar, he opined the song would give the film a special edge.

Sources from the production house say they are considering Esha Gupta and Urvashi Rautela, but haven’t finalised on a name yet. Shooting for the song, which will be choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, is scheduled for the end of July.

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