Once the cherry on the cake, the item number has now become bait to a ‘fishy’ audience. As quality of music and choreography becomes increasingly questionable, the likes of songs you see in promos or cinema make you question ‘Is this supposed to be attractive? Sexy?’ No one has immunity from this curse, men have also become candy to be paraded, falling abysmally short of their female counterparts. There is some respite though when the occasional good number (or not so bad or tolerable) hits the screens. Everyone wants to be in the ‘Mohini/Sheila/Munni/Lovely’ club but Pinky/Razia are not allowed. Sometimes we are left cringing and offering sympathies to the best of performers.