Indian Cinema Item Boys

I am an NRI, translated into: no-real Indian.  I follow Indian cinema in my quest to find only one million original films before humanity as we know it disappears.  I will use the term Indian cinema sparingly because I only have access to Hindi films, not Malayalam, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Nepali, Khasi, Dogri, Garo and other languages.

Bunty au Babli and the item girl by Aishwarya Rai is arguably the best item girls in Hindi cinema history, but item boys have featured prominently in the following films.
Salaam e Ishq
Nikhil Advani
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra ‘ in the title salaam-e-Ishq’ song
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
A. Muthu
Abhishek Bachchan, first three scenes of the movie, great item boys especially with the scene with Kirti Reddy at the Taj Mahal..
Khudah Gawah
Mukul S. Anand
Amitabh Bachchan seducing Sri Devi’s character after the race
Dil Kya Kare
Prakash Jha
Ruins scene, Ajay Devgan meets Kajol’s character
Mani Ratnam
In the forest Beera and the boys sing about class divisions.
Bride and Prejudice
Gurinder Chadha
Wedding beginning of the film Naveen Andrews and Aishwarya Rai, boys tease the girls.
Dulha Mil Gaya
Mudassar Aziz
Shah Rukh Khan’s character Pawan shows how much he loves Shimmer, Sushmita Sen’s character.
Hum dil de chuke sanaam
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Kite scene, Salman Khan’s character in Nandini’s home
Ek Vivaah Aisa bhi
Kaushik Ghatak
Sonu Sood’s character Prem comes to his engagement before Chadni’s father dies.
Ravi Chopra
Amitabh Bachchan’s character serenades to Hema Malini’s character with the item boys’ support

Nonqaba waka Msimang is the author of Sweetness the novel.


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