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Shahid makes Priyanka dance to his tunes

Actor has choreographed the act he will perform today at IIFA, makes co-star rehearse too. A fashion show is on the cards as well.

bollywood Updated: Jun 08, 2012 14:44 IST
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Shahid Kapoor is making Priyanka Chopra dance to his tunes, literally. A trained dancer himself, Shahid has choreographed a special act for co-star PC to be performed at IIFA in Singapore.

Shahid’s spokesperson confirms the news saying, “When Shahid was told to do the opening act with Priyanka Chopra at a fashion show, he proposed that instead of just walking the ramp, he would choreograph ‘Uff, Jabse mere dil ko’, a dance number from their forthcoming film Teri Meri Kahaani.”

Despite being a trained dancer who was also a part of Shaimak Davar’s troupe, Shahid has choreographed a dance number for the first time, and it took two hours to finalise. The duo has been practicing hard for the dance performance today.

A source from the film’s unit reveals, “Even while shooting the song sequences for Kunal Kolhi’s Teri Meri Kahani, Shahid would give tips to PC to enhance her dance moves.”

Producer Vicky Bahri states, “The song ‘Uff, jabse mere dil ko’ is based on the title track from the Shammi Kapoor-Asha Parekh-starrer, Dil Deke Dekho (1959). In this track, Priyanka plays a famous actor while Shahid plays a struggling musician, and both actors being good dancers have performed equally well.” Kunal adds, “Our brief to them was to have fun in this song. There were no long choreographed steps and they simply had to let themselves loose, like the way actors Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh did in their song.” Priyanka and Shahid’s act at IIFA will be along the same lines.

First Published: Jun 08, 2012 12:28 IST