As Shahid Kapoor
gets set to host IIFA awards for the third year in a row, he is looking forward to something else too. The actor will get to meet Hollywood star John Travolta, who is being honoured at the event, which is on in the US.
A source close to the actor reveals, "Shahid is excited to meet and interact with Travolta. He had only hosted the ceremony in the last two years, but this time he will get to speak with Travolta on the stage."Read: John Travolta to appear at IIFA awards
As he is an ardent fan of Travolta, Shahid is hoping to spend some time with him backstage at the show which takes place today (April 26).
Shahid started his career in the entertainment industry as a background dancer in Shaimak Davar’s company. He’s also known for his slick moves in songs such as Gandi baat, Sari ke fall sa and Agal bagal.
"Shahid has trained in dancing for many years. His songs and dance moves are popular with his fans," adds the source. Travolta, too, is known to be a great dancer and his moves in Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978) and Pulp Fiction (1994), where he danced with Uma Thurman, are popular even today.
When contacted, Shahid’s spokesperson confirms the news, and says, "Shahid has left for the show and is doubly excited because of his upcoming meeting with John Travolta."