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Bollywood is an inspiration: Jermaine Jackson

PTI  Toronto, June 24, 2011
First Published: 16:28 IST(24/6/2011) | Last Updated: 18:57 IST(24/6/2011)

Singer Jermaine Jackson says Bollywood has been an inspiration ever since he and his brothers began their musical journey with the pop group The Jackson 5 in the seventies.

The 56-year-old brother of King of Pop Michael Jackson was here to attend the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) and said the song-and-dance in Hindi films has been entertaining them over the years.

Jermaine"We have been entertained by Bollywood since we came to California and started Jackson 5. Its costumes and dances have always inspired us. Hence, coming for IIFA and being part of it is a dream come true," Jermaine said.

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The singer will perform with Sonu Nigam at the IIFA awards function on Saturday to mark Michael's second death anniversary. Beginning with Can You Feel It, Jermaine will be singing Sonu's composition of This Is It as a tribute to the pop icon. "It is a song that I had composed a year and half ago and Jermaine was kind enough to be part of it," Sonu said, adding that the second performance will be a mix of two genres of rock and qawwali.

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