King Khan Dances to the Beats of Akon to Seduce Dubai
It was an unusually chilly evening in Dubai, yet a crowd of fifty thousand didn’t want to go home without watching Sharukh Khan, the King of Bollywood, dance with the damsels from God’s own country to the music of Akon.
Not only did Khan manage to enthral the huge crowd but also get the shy and untrusting damsel heroines of Kerala to warm up to his steps and gestures and forget themselves in his charming and infectious dance movements. Sharukh Khan proved himself to be a great maestro of inspiration if not the art of dance itself.
If his dance was nearly perfect body movements and expressions of a born dancer, it was his charm and humility which came out in his interaction with the ladies and the huge audience demonstrating the perfect gentle man he is, which won the hearts and applause of the evening.
The song and dance sequence he wisely selected for the occasion is “Chammak Challo” from his Hindi film “Ra-One”, the music for which was created with Akon and recorded with Akon, which had gone viral months before.
It was indeed the high point of Ujala Asia net Awards, a show organized in Dubai by an Indian channel owned by Murdoch, which can best be described as a mishmash of the Glastonbury music festival and the Cannes Film festival.
Though the show itself, which extended over 4hours, was a good case of a text book example of shoddy, unprofessional and idiotic compering, stage management and organizing, it has several interesting aspects about it.
To start with, despite the Arab Spring and the wind of freedom that has swept the region, it is inconceivable that such an open show involving dance and music on stage, with several female artists, could be staged in any Arab country, elevating the liberal image of Dubai and the Emirates.Continued on the next page