‘Milky beauty’ Tamannaah, who possesses an alluring combination of an exciting hourglass figure besides a pretty face, loads of dancing instincts and acting prowess, is said to have been paid a whopping Rs.50 lakhs for an ‘item number’ dance in Jr. NTR’s upcoming film Jai Lava Kusa which releases in theatres on 21st September.
Tamannaah, who turns 28 in December, has performed the ‘item number’ (of course, a sizzling one!) in Jai Lava Kusa which has Jr. NTR romancing twin heroines in the form of Nivedha Thomas and Raashi Khanna. K.S. Ravindra is the film’s director while Devi Sri Prasad, referred to as ‘DSP’ in Tollywood and Kollywood, scores the film’s music.
Critics felt that while Tamannaah had a huge part to play in the colossal success of Baahubali in 2015, her role was almost nil in the sequel Baahubali 2 which released in April this year and did very well at the box-office. Tamannaah, though, played it very diplomatically and didn’t blame S.S. Rajamouli for her reducted portions in the sequel.
The producers of Jai Lava Kusa approached Tamannaah, who had earlier danced for ‘item number’ songs in films such as Alludu Seenu, Speedunnodu and Jaguar. When she hesitated, the makers offered her a whopping Rs.50 lakhs for the song which is to be shot in less than a week’s time in Hyderabad this week.