Choreographer Ganesh Acharya perhaps wanted Mallika to outshine Munni and Sheila in the song from the upcoming film Bin Bulaye Baarati. For the song has the signature dance moves of the two most popular item songs of 2010.
However, before one can lay the blame of ‘copycat’ on Ganesh, his defence is that the song spoofs Sheila and Munni. Its lyrics go: “Munni bhi maani aur Sheila bhi maani, Shalu ke thumke ki duniya deewani”. Hence, it was necessary to incorporate certain dance steps of Sheila and Munni in Mallika’s item song.
In fact, Mallika was initially given a choice of picking one of the two item songs in Bin Bulaye Baarati. She chose Shalu Ke Thumke. The other item song then went to Shweta Tiwari.
Farah Khan, who is the choreographer of Munni and Sheila, makes light of her choreographed steps being copied by another choreographer.