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Katrina Strongly Reacts to KJo's Pledge of Not Having Item Songs Like 'Chikni Chameli' in His Films

Katrina Strongly Reacts to KJo's Pledge of Not Having Item Songs Like 'Chikni Chameli' in His Films

Director-producer Karan Johar recently admitted his mistake of objectifying women through "item numbers" in his films.

Director-producer Karan Johar recently admitted his mistake of objectifying women through "item numbers" like Chikni Chameli and pledged that his Dharma production would never feature such songs from now on.

Speaking to Film Companion, Karan said, "I have no problem with like a girl dancing, that's not an item number. An item song is when she is objectified and when there are men lusting for her like 'Chikni Chameli'. I don't think I would ever do that again. It's never gonna happen in a Dharma Productions film and I will make sure of it."

Now, actress Katrina Kaif, who apart from Chikni Chameli has featured in several popular dance numbers in Bollywood namely, Sheila Ki Jawaani, Suraiya and most recently Husn Parcham, has strongly reacted to Karan's statement, saying she never ever felt objectified while shooting these songs.

"I feel it's all down to the individual who is performing the song. Madonaa, who I'm sure we all know of, I don't think she is feeling objectified. I don't think Beyonce who performs in a swimsuit on stage is feeling objectified. It's all about how you feel while you are performing that song. I can tell you, I never felt objectified in 'Chikni Chameli'. I enjoyed that song. I enjoyed the dance, I enjoyed what I was doing. I didn't even for a moment felt objectified or brought any kind of wrong eyes on me. Not at all," Katrina told DNA.

"There are many times when people ask me for songs and there's no context to it. I won't do it, no matter how much I feel about dance. We don't need to characterize it that every song that a woman is celebrating herself and performing, that's not objectifying women. It all depends on the angle and lens it's being seen," Katrina added.

On the work front, Katrina is currently busy shooting Bharat alongside Salman Khan. The film will mark her fifth collaboration with Salman. She is also busy promoting Aanand L Rai's Zero.