• Malaika Arora Khan
    The Munni of ‘Dabangg’ (2010), Malaika Arora Khan, is the real malai (cheese) of B-town. After her item song ‘Munni Badanaam Hui’ became a chartbuster, Malaika is the highest paid item girl in Bollywood.Reuters
  • Rakhi Sawant
    Rakhi Sawant did a famous item song "Mohabbat Hai Mirchi" in Sangeeth Sivan's film "Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne." The actress who looks great in item songs is not paid well. Usually she charge Rs. 10 -12 lakh for an item song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
  • Katrina Kaif from
    Katrina Kaif performed in her first and (hugely popular) item song “Sheila Ki Jawani” in “Tees Maar Khan” (2010). She then danced in “Aaya Re Aaya Bodyguard” in “Bodyguard” (2010). Her latest is “Chikni Chameli” from “Agneepath” (2012).Official Song Promo (YouTube)
  • Sameera Reddy
    The south Indian beauty is known for her charm. She did an item song in ‘Aakrosh’(2010).Reuters
  • Mallika Serawat
    Mallika SherawatReuters

If Bollywood actresses were asked what attracted them to do item songs, all of them would forget their cat fights and say in unison - No extended shooting schedules, no hassle of travelling to remote areas and not much worry about the co-stars' availability; but handful of money.

They receive all these benefits just for exposing a little more of their skin and doing a few gyrating movements!

If you feel like calling them "item girls," think again. Many of them are top- ranking actresses and they make the "special appearance" for the glamour and benefits it gives them.

Check out the top five among them.