Rakhi unhappy as heroines eat into her territory
After Malaika Arora Khan created a rage with `Munni Badnaam Hui` in `Dabangg`, others followed suit: Katrina Kaif (`Sheila Ki Jawani`), Deepika Padukone (`Dum Maro Dum`) and Kareena Kapoor (in upcoming `Ra.One?, in `Chammak Challo` song).
"As actresses are doing item songs, I am getting fewer offers. I am feeling bad… few item songs are coming my way.
I don`t like this," Rakhi told PTI.
"Today an actress plays the main lead, does a negative role, and even an item song to boot. I feel there should be space for everyone in the industry. I started my career with item songs so I can`t become a heroine. But today heroines are becoming item girls."
Rakhi shot to fame with the song `Mohabbat Hai Mirchi` in the film `Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne` (2003). It was followed by `Dekhta hai Tu Kya` in `Krazzy 4`.
Rakhi does not see herself as heroine material. "People have not seen me as a heroine and if I become one, it would shock people. No one wanted to take that chance. Also, I don`t want to become an actress. I feel I have that spice of an item girl. I don`t know if I have the quality for becoming an actress…the girl-next-door types. Kareena and Katrina are heroine material, item songs are forced on them."