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Injured Soparrkar won't perform at royal wedding

entertainment Updated: Apr 28, 2011 11:52 IST
Aaron Rohan George

Those looking forward to desi action at the Friday wedding of UK’s Prince William will be disappointed. Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, who was widely reported to have been invited to perform at the royal reception with partner-wife Jesse Randhawa, has now said to the press that he has suffered a ‘fatal knee injury’.

“The doctor is yet to give his final verdict but we’re most likely not going to be able to perform now. Sandip’s knee is in a bad state and he’s been put on strong medication. We’re both very disappointed by this, we had such big plans for the performance,” says Randhawa. According to her, Soparrkar, who has a hereditary knee problem, hurt himself when the couple was rehearsing on Monday evening for an event to unveil the royal wedding invite they’d received from Prince Charles.

Designer Manish Malhotra, who created outfits for their dance act, says, “They haven’t told me that that they are not going. I hope he hasn’t hurt his knee badly.”

Will KatSome, however, are not surprised at Soparrkar’s ‘bad luck’. "First he was dating Britney, then he was teaching Katy Perry to dance, and now this. Was he even invited? And what’s a ‘fatal’ knee injury?" asks a Mumbai socialite, wishing not to be named. Queries to the British High Commission to react on the matter remained unanswered.

He’s been through ‘bad luck’ before...

In 2008, Soparrkar claimed that pop star Britney Spears was smitten by him, sparking rumours of a relationship between the two. Later, he denied the claims and blamed it on Spears’ manager, who never reacted to the

Last year, Soparrkar had claimed to be with pop star Katy Perry and her then fiancé, comedian Russell Brand, in Jaipur, teaching them Bollywood dances for their nuptials. However, he was nowhere to be seen at the wedding or the reception.