Mumbai: Jannat 2 actor Esha Gupta is set for an item number in Punit Malhotra’s next film titled Gori Tere Pyar Me. Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan will be seen in the lead roles while Esha will entertain audience through a club dance number.
Casting Esha for the song happened all of a sudden as initially, the makers were in no mood to rope in a lady in the track. Earlier, the entire song was to be picturized on Imran but Choreographer Remo D’Souza and Punit decided to bring in Esha at the last moment and luckily, they got the dates. Film’s producer Karan Johar too nodded for the deal.
The film is being shot in Bangalore at present. A source close to the director said, “Punit had initially decided not to cast any actress for the song but at the nth hour, he changed his mind and decided to cast Esha as she was the first choice. It was sweet on Esha’s part to make herself available on such a short notice and film the song-dance sequences.”
Ask Punit of this sudden change and he says, “We wanted to shoot the entire song on Imran. However when things got going, Remo and I decided that since the song is so good we should have someone in the song.”
“The girl’s part was really nice and so we called Karan and spoke to him and then started chasing Esha and thankfully for us the dates fell in place. Manish Malhotra also came in and styled her. It is basically a club song where Imran is clubbing and Esha fits the bill perfectly,” he added.