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Photo: Amrita Rao's hot item number
August 18, 2008 17:07 IST

Has Shyam Benegal [Images] been lured by the item song?

The legendary director of classics like Ankur, Nishant, Bhumika and Manthan will apparently feature Amrita Rao [Images] in what looks like an item number in his latest film, Welcome To Sajjanpur.

Initially titled Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur, the film also features Shreyas Talpade, playing a letter-writer in a village of uneducated people.

A set on Ramoji Studios in Hyderabad was converted into a small village called Sajjanpur. When the cast reported on the sets each day, they used to greet each other thus: "Welcome to Sajjanpur".

Talpade then suggested to Benegal that he consider renaming the film Welcome To Sajjanpur; the director agreed.

Amrita is said to feature in an item song, part of a dream sequence. Quite a change from the previous roles the demure lass has essayed and quite a change from Mr Benegal's films too!

Also Read: On the sets of Shyam Benegal's Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur

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