Laila has trumped Babli. Sunny Leone's item number has beaten Priyanka Chopra's dance in the race for popularity. The two special jigs are part of the same film, Shootout at Wadala. It is barely six days that Sunny's raunchy item debut Laila was uploaded on the film's official music page on YouTube, and the song has already garnered a whopping 73 lakh hits. In comparison, Priyanka's retro- styled Babli badmaash, released a good 20 days ago, has only managed a count of 43 lakh so far.
The success of Laila proves what the industry has been noting all this while, in the wake of Katrina Kaif's Chikni Chameli in Agneepath and Kareena Kapoor's Fevicol se in Dabangg 2 last year. When it comes to item dances in 'A' certificate films, a touch of rustic oomph works best.
Sunny's Laila number, in this context, takes the raunchy factor to another level. The song, loaded with suggestive lyrics, sees the Indo-Canadian porn star flaunt it without inhibition for the film, which is incidentally being touted as an action drama for the adult audience.