Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Director Priyadarshan has finalised Sameera Reddy to perform the sizzling item song for his thriller “Tezz”, which stars Anil Kapoor and Anjay Devgn.
“How can anyone else dance to that number? Sameera plays a club dancer in ‘Tezz’ and the number rightly belongs her,” said the director who has also roped Mohanlal for a cameo.
Apparently a lot of the screen queens were keen to perform to the peppy Sajid-Wajid number.
Sameera had also performed an item song in Priyadarshan’s “Aakrosh” last year.
The “Tezz” item song will be shot here later this month. Currently Priyan is in Kerala as he has just been appointed the chairperson of the Kerala State Chalchitra Academy.
“My predecessor was Adoor Gopalkrishnan. So I follow in honourable footsteps. Kerala is a very cinema-literate state. Running the academy and organising the Kerala Film Festival is a big challenge for me. I’m looking forward to it,” said Priyan.
Priyan, who has just returned from a holiday, was shocked to hear that actress Rasika Johsi had died.
“She was my female Paresh Rawal. My favourite female actor. She did four films with me. I wish we had worked together in 40 more,” he said.