Rakhi Sawant on being called as ‘item girl’ in Bollywood

Rakhi Sawant opened up about her position in Bollywood. She said that she has no regrets about being called an ‘item girl’ in the industry as it helps her to get food for living. She also considered herself ‘talentless’ to make headlines in any films.

Rakhi has been featured in many special songs including Mohabbat Hai Mirchi and Dekhta Hai Tu Kya. She has also seen in films like Masti, Main Hoon Na and Dil Bole Hadippa in a small role.

Talking in an interview with Siddharth Kannan,a radio host, Rakhi said, “Har koi ladki heroine toh nahi ban sakti na Bollywood mein? Koi item girl, koi sister ka character, koi negative role, koi special role, koi maa ka role, koi bhabhi ka role (Not everyone can be a leading lady in Bollywood. Some become item girls, some play mothers, sisters and negative roles).”

“Jab mujh mein woh heroine ka nahi tha talent aur main ek item girl ban gayi, jisse mera parivaar chala, toh mujhe iss cheez se koi regret nahi. Mujhe proud hai ki Bollywood ne mujhe ek jagah di (I didn’t have the talent to be a leading lady and I became an item girl, which allowed me to provide for my family, and I have no regrets about that. I am proud that Bollywood gave me a place),” she added.“ 

She has featured in reality shows like Nach Baliye, Pati Patni Aur Woh and Zara Nachke Dikha. She was also seen in Bigg Boss 14.