'I have always lived through my mouth'

Colombian sensation Shakira speaks out her mind as she readies to rock Mumbai.
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Updated on Mar 27, 2007 06:24 PM IST
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IANS | By, Los Angeles

Not only are Indian fans waiting breathlessly to hear pop singer Shakira when she performs in India for the very first time on Sunday in Mumbai, but the Colombian sensation is equally eager to greet her loyal fans in India.

"You can't imagine how much she is looking forward to going to India," a source close to Shakira told www.hollywood.tv. "With all the love and affection she has received from her Indian fans, she's making sure that in future they can get copies of her latest songs and CDs as soon as they're released." The stopover in India is part of Shakira's "Oral Fixation" tour.

"The title song comes from the fact that I have always lived through my mouth," said Shakira.

"It is my biggest source of pleasure and my most accessible vehicle to discover and enjoy the world. I am fixated on chocolate, spoken word, written word, the things I have said and the things I should never have said. This is the reason why I decided to name the album 'Oral fixation'," she added.

Her fans are going to be in for a real treat. In addition to such hits as "Hips don't lie", "Don't bother" and "Illegal" from her "Oral Fixation" album, the Latino singing sensation will also perform her previous chart busters "Whenever wherever", "Underneath your clothes" and "Objection tango" for her Indian fans at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai.

But that's not all they can look forward to. With her amazing intensity and boundless energy, Shakira will have them hypnotised with her belly dancing moves.

Believe it or not, she took up belly dancing when she was a child to overcome her shyness. Now that she's engaging and radiant, she has obviously overcome that shyness, and her fans will find their breath taken away by her scintillating, hot moves.

"My god, those hips. In the world of rock Shakira has got to have the most exotic and sensuous hip-swivelling and chest-shaking moves," said a music reviewer.

"People think I like to expose my body. But I don't. It's just because the dance moves require it," said Shakira. "My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body." With only a few days to go, fans must get ready as Shakira is going to shake up Mumbai with her Hips that don't lie.

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