Mallika Sherawat had a rough ride to 'item girldom' when she started out as a heroine.
She has been shuttling between the industries and landed the plum item number 'Kalasala' for 'Osthi'.
Almost the entire film was shot in and around Mysore.
The soundtrack of 'Osthi' was scored by S Thaman.
'Pondatti...' is a duet number between Simbu and Richa Gangopadhyay.
In the Tamil remake of Salman Khan super hit movie 'Dabbang' is 'Osthi'.
With only Sonu Sood being retained in his role of Chedi Singh from the Bollywood version - there was a lot of speculation about who would groove for the item number in the movie.
Malaika Aurora made 'Munni Badnaam Hui' a huge success in the Bollywood version - and clearly matching up to that was a heavy task.
Tamil star Silambarasan plays Vel Murugan - the Chulbul Pandey of 'Osthi'.
'Jithan' Ramesh appears in a key role in the movie.
Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Hasan will play the lead roles in the Telugu version of the film.
Sources reported that several actresses including Nayantara, Shriya Saran, Zarine Khan, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Mallika Sherawat and Vidya Balan.
Githan Ramesh will play the lead character's brother.
The lyrics were written by Vaali and Yugabharathi.
Richa Gangopadhyay has two releases this Diwali.
Silambarasan is currently riding high on the success of his recent release 'Vaanam'.
Malaika vs Mallika - let the battle of item number's begin!
Rumours had it that Bipasha Basu was approached for the item number for the Tamil version but she refused.
Mallika Sherawat bagged the opportunity to show her moves to the South.
Malaika Aurora has proved herself to be a classy queen of item numbers, over the years.
Producer-turned-actor VTV Ganesh will play the father of the female lead.
Silambarasan reportedly has an eight pack ab in the film.
Silambarasan has penned the lyrics for the song 'Pondaati'.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay launched the audio of Silambarasan starrer Osthi on October 19.
Richa's films 'Mayakkam Enna' and 'Osthi'will be released on the same day.
Dhanush and Silamabarasan are heading for a clash on Diwali day.
Mallika however crossed over to Hollywood and tried to make her mark there.
'Osthi' stars Silambarasan, Githan Ramesh, Richa Gangopadhyay and Sonu Sood.
'Osthi' has Nassar and Revathi in supporting roles.
Richa will be playing the role that had Sonakshi Sinha making her debut in 'Dabbang'.
Apparenty the 'Osthi' team took considerably more time to finalise the actress to perform the item number in the film.
The movie hits the screens on the 11th of November.
'Dabbang' was a run away hit and thus expectations from 'Osthi' are rather high.
Right from 'Chaiya Chaiya' to 'Munni Badnaam hui' - she has maintained the fragile balance between crass and class when it came to item numbers.
Though in 'Dabbang' she is supposed to be a item girl in a small town - as 'Munni' Malaika still makes 'Munni' look fantastic.