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Posted By Sreedhar Pillai at Monday, January 30, 2012||PERMALINK Labels: #lrose, Akon, Celebrity, Chammak Challo, Dubai, Khan, King, Romantic, Social Web
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It was an unusually chilly evening in
, yet a crowd of
fifty thousand didn’t want to go home without watching Sharukh Khan, the King of
Bollywood, dance with the damsels from God’s
own country to the music of Akon. Dubai
Not only did Khan manage to enthral the huge crowd but also get the shy and untrusting damsel heroines of Kerala to warm up to his steps and gestures and forget themselves in his charming and infectious dance movements. Sharukh Khan proved himself to be a great maestro of inspiration if not the art of dance itself.
If his dance was nearly perfect body movements and expressions of a born dancer, it was his charm and humility which came out in his interaction with the ladies and the huge audience demonstrating the perfect gentle man he is, which won the hearts and applause of the evening.
The song and dance sequence he wisely selected for the occasion is “Chammak Challo” from his Hindi film “Ra-One”, the music for which was created with Akon and recorded with Akon, which had gone viral months before.
It was indeed the
Asia net Awards, a show organised in high
by an Indian channel owned by Murdoch, which can best be described as a
mishmash of the Dubai music
festival and the Cannes Film festival. Glastonbury
Though the show itself, which extended over 4hours, was a good case of a text book example of shoddy, unprofessional and idiotic compeering, stage management and organizing, it has several interesting aspects about it.
To start with, despite the Arab Spring and the wind of freedom that has swept the region, it is inconceivable that such an open show involving dance and music on stage, with several female artists, could be staged in any Arab country, elevating the liberal image of
and the Emirates. Dubai
However, that true artistic talent cuts across cultures, languages and boundaries of state was put to test and proved yet again, is the serious point. The combination of the music of Akon, an artist nominated five times for the Grammy award, expressed in a totally alien language, simply swayed a huge crowd including several veteran film artists, when an equally talented Sharukh Khan danced to its endearing scores and exhilarating beats.
Sharukh Khan, a practising Muslim born to Muslim parents and married to a Hindu, in a way epitomises the true spirit of
which is carried with his persona and comes out well on his international
shows. Apart from being a true Indian, he is also a one
man Industry with an estimated assets base of $500 Million. India
Article first published as King Khan Dances to the Beats of Akon to Seduce Dubai on Technorati.
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