Peter Andre would love to sing for Bollywood
Mysterious Girl singer Peter Andre might have never visited India, but the Australian singer whose favourite film is the Bollywood classic Mother India hopes to sing for an Indian film in the near future. Andre is in Macau to perform during the fashion extravaganza on day two of the IIFA weekend.world Updated: Jun 10, 2009 22:19 IST
Mysterious Girl singer Peter Andre might have never visited India, but the Australian singer whose favourite film is the Bollywood classic Mother India hopes to sing for an Indian film in the near future.
Andre is in Macau to perform during the fashion extravaganza on day two of the IIFA weekend and said that he is looking forward to becoming a part of Bollywood.
"It is a massive massive industry and I am honoured to be invited here to perform. I am looking forward to meet all the stars, dancing and singing," said an excited Andre as he arrived amid a rousing welcome at the Venetian hotel, the host of the 10th IIFA awards.
The 36-year-old singer who is a household name across UK and US thanks to a string of successful reality shows, said that he was a huge fan of Shilpa Shetty and looked forward to meeting her.
"I do not know many stars except Shilpa Shetty and I think she is amazing but wait for three days and I will give you all the names," said the singer who will also be presenting an award during the June 13th award ceremony.
The singer may not know many contemporary Bollywood stars but said that he has grown up watching old Bollywood films, his favourite being Nargis and Sunil Dutt starrer Mother India.
"When I was about 6-7 years old my parents wanted me to watch Mother India and I loved the films. I think I have watched it for like 30 times," he added.
Andre who is at the centre of a much publicized split with British model Katy Price after three and half year long marriage did not let the turmoil show on his face as chatted excitedly about his love for Indian music and culture.
"I love the music and what specially attracts me, which I don't think lots of western people are aware of are the notes," Andre said.
Besides Andre the other star, who arrived today evening was Govinda. The actor came his wife Sunita, son, and daughter Narmada. Govinda and Sushmita Sen are here to perform and promote their film Do Knot Disturb.
"It is great place. I think with IIFA we are taking Bollywood to the world. I am looking forward to win new fans here in Macau with my performance," Govinda said.
When asked whether the actor had any plans to go on a tour to Macau, the actor said, "It is all work and work. I have to do the rehearsals for my performance, which I hope is going to be liked by my fans," he added.
First Published: Jun 10, 2009 22:04 IST