Watch: When former J-K CM Farooq Abdullah outdanced Ranveer Singh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 10:36 IST
Screengrab of former J-K chief minister Farooq Abdullah dancing with Ranveer Singh. (Photo: NDTV screengrab)

Actor Ranveer Singh has new competition. And it has come from not a new entrant to Bollywood but the grand old man of Jammu and Kashmir politics, the 78-year-old former chief minister Farooq Abdullah.

On Tuesday night, the National Conference leader matched the young actor step for energetic step as they broke into an impromptu gig to the tune of the hit song Malhari from the Ranveer starrer Bajirao Mastani.

The performance came when the 30-year-old actor went up to the stage to receive the NDTV Indian of the Year award at a function held in Delhi.

Watch: Former J-K CM Farooq Abdullah shakes a leg with Ranveer

“I think Mr (Amitabh) Bachchan would be in trouble if you took to acting,” NDTV quoted Ranveer as telling Abdullah.

Confessing his love for Bollywood, Abdullah said if not a politician then he would have explored the world of showbiz.

“Rather than a politician I would love to be an actor. You know why, because what they do we don’t do and I would love to do what he does. I will have to wait for the next life,” said the politician.

Such was Abdullah’s enthusiasm that he stopped only after NDTV’s Barkha Dutt stepped into the “stop the party”.

The video of the two dancing has since gone viral on social media.

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