Remember how Subhash Ghai had signed Madhuri Dixit for a dance number in 'Karma'. When he saw the rushes, he realised Dixit was too good for just an item number and so signed her for the lead in Uttar Dakshin and Ram Lakhan.


Cut to Anubhav Sinha who was all set to get Bond actress Caterina Murino, who played Solange in 'Casino Royale', for an item song in 'Cash'.

'I realised I was wasting her presence in one item number,' confesses Anubhav, who has now signed Murino for the lead in his next film 'Chase.

The slick action flick, which Anubhav describes as his last blast, will be shot entirely in Italy.

' 'Chase' will feature three new Bollywood actors, certifiable star material, whom I'm grooming right now opposite Murino.'

Anubhav's production associate Aditya Bhattcharya, who has a second home in Italy (Aditya is married to an Italian), is supervising all the pre-production details of what Anubhav describes as the mother of actioners.

'After 'Dus' and now 'Cash' I need to take the action genre further. 'Chase' will be as far as it goes. Then I'm done with these slick flicks.'