Rakhi Sawant spoke out about her time as a Bollywood “item girl,” saying she had no regrets because it helped her put food on the table. She also stated that she lacked the “skill” to star in a film. Rakhi has appeared in a variety of special songs, ranging from Mohabbat Hai Mirchi to Dekhta Hai Tu Kya. She has also appeared in films like Masti, Main Hoon Na, and Dil Bole Hadippa in minor parts.
During an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Rakhi said, “Har koi ladki heroine toh nahi ban sakti na Bollywood mein? Koi item girl, koi sister ka character, koi negative role, koi special role, koi maa ka role, koi bhabhi ka role (Not everyone can be a leading lady in Bollywood. Some become item girls, some play mothers, sisters and negative roles).”
She added, “Jab mujh mein woh heroine ka nahi tha talent aur main ek item girl ban gayi, jisse mera parivaar chala, toh mujhe iss cheez se koi regret nahi. Mujhe proud hai ki Bollywood ne mujhe ek jagah di (I didn’t have the talent to be a leading lady and I became an item girl, which allowed me to provide for my family, and I have no regrets about that. I am proud that Bollywood gave me a place).”
Rakhi has been in hit shows such as Nach Baliye, Pati Patni Aur Woh, and Zara Nachke Dikha. Rakhi Sawant Showz and Rakhi Ka Insaaf were two of her shows that she presented. She most recently appeared on Bigg Boss 14 as a challenger, finishing in the top five. She drew attention on the show with her comments about her mystery spouse Ritesh, who has yet to make his identity public and her clashes with contestant Abhinav Shukla.