February 25, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor will be performing live at the Filmfare awards, while other performers at the will have their acts recorded. The actor will be rehearsing vigorously the whole day on his birthday for his Michael Jackson act for the Filmfare awards.
Says Shahid, “The Filmfare organizers felt I could do the Michael Jackson tribute. And I took up the challenge. We didn’t have much time to rehearse, only four days. But I’ve grown up watching MJ’s music videos, am a huge fan, so it wasn’t difficult to master the choreography. I will be paying a tribute, not copying MJ. But it better not to adulterate his steps.”
Says the focused performer, “Yes, I’ll be going live… a 8-minute homage. I love dancing on stage. In India there’s no specific culture for stage performances. Out West there’s a huge market for live performances. Their films don’t have songs and dances. Their pop stars have a vibrant stage culture. So stage performances are a huge market in the West.”
-Subhash K Jha/ Sampurn Wire