Maryam Zakaria to do item number in 'Rowdy Rathore'
Iranian beauty Maryam Zakaria, who made her foray into Bollywood with Saif Ali Khan-starrer 'Agent Vinod', will be doing an item number in upcoming flick 'Rowdy Rathore' featuring Akshay Kumar.
Maryam was seen grooving alongside Kareena Kapoor in the spy thriller in the 'mujra' song 'Dil Mera Muft Ka' and will now sway to a fast-paced item song in 'Rowdy Rathore' directed by Prabhu Deva.
"I am doing an item song in 'Rowdy Rathore'. In the song I have an Indian look. It is a catchy, fast-paced song. I don't dance with Akshay or Sonakshi in the song," Maryam told PTI.
Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala, 'Rowdy Rathore', remake of Telugu film 'Vikramarkudu', features Akshay Kumar in a double-role opposite Sonakshi Sinha and is slated for release in June.
The item number is choreographed by none other than prolific dancer Prabhu Deva himself and Maryam admits that she struggled to get the right moves.
"Prabhudeva has a unique style of dance which is tough. I am happy that I am getting to do something different. It was a challenge to do a song choreographed by him, but I loved doing it," she said.
Responding to a buzz that the item number was initially offered to actress Karishma Kapoor, Maryam says, "I am not aware if Karishma was offered this song or not... I am happy with the fact that this offer came to me."
Maryam, who was born in Iran and brought up in Sweden, has acted in Tamil and Telugu films and is intending to make it big in Bollywood.
"I had a special appearance in Hindi film 'Paying Guest' (2009). I got this offer for 'Agent Vinod' and now 'Rowdy Rathore', my patience has in a way paid off. I want to do major lead roles in Bollywood... I am meeting directors and reading scripts," she said.
Maryam said she would continue doing item numbers provided the offers excite her. "Today, even several big actresses are doing item songs, so why shy away from it," she added. PTI