"I don't like the term 'item girl'... Why not look at it (item song) as a special song?.....A song that is creating a hype and entertainment. I find it derogatory and silly," Malaika said.

Unlike in the past, currently mainstream actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and others are also doing special songs in different films.

When asked if the leading ladies are intruding the space, Malaika said she did not think so.

"There is enough work for everyone. Everybody has a role or part to play, if somebody fits the bill that is what matters," she added.

Malaika, whose song ‘Munni Badnam Hui’ in Bollywood film ‘Dabangg’ was a hit, says nothing interesting has come up in terms of special dance numbers.

The actress is back to judge yet another season of television reality show, ‘India's Got Talent’.

"Last time, I was there for half the season. This time I am getting the feel of everything as I am there from beginning. Previously, I was there from elimination part and it was tough. This time it is insane amount of work. In a day we have 20-25 acts minimum," Malaika said.

On the talent pool at 'India's Got Talent', she said some of the acts pulled off by the contestants in the fifth season are breathtaking.

"Some of the acts this season are hysterical, beyond anyone's comprehension. The acts are breathtaking, mind blowing, death defying and amazing. I don't think there is any show which provides you a platform to showcase varied kind of talent from all over the country," she said.     

Malaika says disqualifying contestants is a tough call.

"Everybody comes with a background... A story. We try to dwell into their personal lives, we ask them where they come from, interact with them... It brings out the real aspect of the show,” Malaika said.

"Despite the kind of conditions that they have been living in they still pursue their talent, something that they want to show to the world. It is difficult to say no but we have no choice but to follow the format," she added.

(Agencies)

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