In what can be described only as a master-stroke, she got Kat to render a version of the 1991 Hum song Jhumma Chumma De De that was originally picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Kimi Katkar. And Bollywood is currently in a tizzy about it.
Katrina, who hasn’t seen the original, fails to understand the fuss. Very matter-of-factly she says, “I’m playing an item girl. And all the songs in the film have a variety of elements. One of the stanzas has this jhumma chumma de de bit and, God, I didn’t realise the magic of the song till we actually shot for it. The atmosphere was crackling with excitement; I had men jumping all around me with beer mugs in their hand.”
Despite her playing down the whole element, this song from TMK may go down to create a terrific buzz because Kat has never looked more desirable! Her exposed midriff that is the cynosure of all eyes has become the talking point in Bollywood. Of course, Kat paid a huge price for looking like the diva she is. Says she, “I haven’t worked harder on my body than I have for this song. When Farah told me that I had to expose my full stomach, provocatively, right down to the hip line, I knew that I had to have the best body in the business.”
But after TMK Kat says she intends to maintain her washboard abs for herself. “I believe that the midriff is one of the most sensual parts of a woman’s anatomy but I will not expose my stomach for any of my films, at least not for a long time after TMK.” Farah is happy that she won Kat’s trust. Says she, “I’m glad Katrina has decided not to expose her belly-button for a long time to come. Guess this will also become the highlight of my film.” – Timesofindia