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Jacqueline Fernandez bags item song for Housefull

March 15, 2010 13:18 IST

Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai girl and Sri Lankan beauty queen Jacqueline Fernandez has ousted Sushmita Sen to bag the item song for Housefull.

The film's director, Sajid Khan, wanted to recreate the song Apni toh jaise taise from the famous Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Laawaris.

According to a source close to Sajid, the filmmaker was thinking of Sushmita Sen for the number when he saw the first cut of the film Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, starring Fernandez and Riteish Deshmukh.

Khan then spoke to Housefull producer Sajid Nadiadwala, and both agreed that Fernandez, who was Miss Sri Lanka 2006, should do the item song.

Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai is releasing on April 9, and is directed by Milap Zaveri, who also happens to be one of Sajid's good friends. He was the story writer of Khan's earlier film Heyy Babyy.

Photographs: Sushmita --Tyrone Siu/Reuters;  Jacqueline -- Sahil Salvi

Syed Firdaus Ashraf in Mumbai