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Govinda is my inspiration: Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish, currently seen as one of the judges on the dance reality show India’s Dancing Superstar (IDS), minces no words in praising Govinda: “Sometimes what happens is that you only watch a performer and when I see Govinda, I am looking at him as an inspiration,” he says.

tv Updated: May 30, 2013 01:29 IST

Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh says he is in awe of Govinda’s dancing skills and looks up to him for inspiration. Riteish, currently seen as one of the judges on the dance reality show India’s Dancing Superstar (IDS), minces no words in praising Govinda: “Sometimes what happens is that you only watch a performer and when I see Govinda, I am looking at him as an inspiration,” he says.

Riteish is judging the dance show along with choreographers Geeta Kapur and Ashley Lobo. Govinda made his debut with the 1986 film, Ilzaam and not only mesmerised everyone with his acting and comic skills, but also carved a niche for himself with his unique and personal style of dancing. Some of his hit songs include, Maine toh raste se ja raha tha, Meri pant bhi sexy and Ankhiyon se goli mare.

“Since the day he entered the world of films, he has inspired several generations. Everybody desires to dance like him. Everyone tries to dance like him, but he has his own manner and has made that manner his style,” says Riteish. He further adds that Govinda’s style of dancing is followed by other actors and “the whole country”. Says Riteish, “That’s why he is a superstar and will always be one.”

On the sets of IDS, Govinda recently showed his dance moves and impressed everyone so much that Riteish, Geeta and Ashley gave him a standing ovation. “Not only me, in fact, everybody will always give him a standing ovation... always. He dances from his heart. He is just extraordinary,” says Riteish.