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Despacito is YouTube’s most-watched video, but have you seen Shiamak Davar’s version?

To celebrate the Despacito’s huge success in India, Universal Music Group, along with ace choreographer Shiamak Davar, launched the `#DespacitoMovement campaign.

music Updated: Aug 06, 2017 20:36 IST
A shot from Shiamak Davar’s Despacito video.
A shot from Shiamak Davar’s Despacito video.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito Remix, featuring Justin Bieber has created history. With over 4.6 Billion streams worldwide, the song is now the most streamed song ever. The original song’s YouTube video is the website’s most-watched video of all time.

To celebrate the song’s huge success in India, Universal Music Group, along with ace choreographer Shiamak Davar, launched the `#DespacitoMovement campaign.

The digital led contest, in association with VH1 India, prompted people from all across the country to send in their renditions of choreography to the beats of the hit song.

The dance video was shot at different locales and streets of Mumbai. Shiamak choreographs Sari-clad dancers in the video, which is a fusion of contemporary Indian and Western dance form and is a visual treat.

Speaking about the video, Latino superstar Luis Fonsi commented, “Hello India! I’m in love with your Despacito Dance Video. You’ve taken Despacito to the next level. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to see you guys!”

Shiamak Davar said, “Despacito is the biggest hit song this year internationally. So when Universal Music approached me to Direct and Choreograph the India video, I was very excited. They wanted a flavour of India with a global appeal. My Dance Company and I had a great time working on this video and we can’t wait for people to watch it!”

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