March 16, 2011 02:39:51 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Months before 'Munni Badnaam Hui' and 'Sheila Ki Jawaani' became household talks, there was immense buzz created around how Malaika Arora Khan and Katrina Kaif would be creating something extra special for their respective item numbers. On her part though the usually media savvy Mallika Sherawat chose to keep quiet for most of the time period even though she was having her own 'Razia' (for THANK YOU) up her sleeves.
"This time around Mallika wanted to adopt a different strategy. Rather than tom-tomming about the item number that she has done for the Akshay Kumar starrer, she chose her work to speak for itself", says a close associate, "Hence, even though the makers did give a hint about a song called 'Razia Gundon Mein Phas Gayi' in the making, Mallika didn't paint the town red with what she had actually done with the song."
The results are there to be seen as Mallika has taken a route which is an ideal mix of mass as well as class appeal. The song is on the air and Mallika has made people stand up and notice her act all over again.
"In one stroke, Mallika would make people move on from Malaika and Katrina", continues the source, "Frankly, everyone was looking forward to something new and with 'Razia', Mallika is throwing an open challenge to Malaika as well as Katrina and announcing it loud and clear that she still has the best X factor between them all."
Is that the case? Well, a few more days and the buzz would clearly indicate which way the wind is blowing eventually.