Shahid Kapoor has proved that he's a phenomenal dancer. I remembered hooting for him as he appeared gave power-packed performances at award shows. From his unmatchable moves in Nagada Nagada in Jab We Met to his tribute to King of Pop Michael Jackson, Shahid has always been a delight to watch.
Shahid started his journey in Bollywood as a background dancer, after getting trained by ace choreographer Shiamak Davar.
The Haider actor was a background dancer in Kahi Aag Lage in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor's Taal and also in Le Gayi in SRK, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Karisma Kapoor's Dil Toh Pagal Hai.
In a recent interaction with a media portal, Shahid revealed that he gave Karisma a hard time during the filming of the iconic song Le Gayi. He said, "There was one guy who was slightly offbeat. I swear, with really big hair on his head, that’s me. I remember I won’t call her Karisma because that time she was Karisma Kapoor, had to do 15 retakes because of me. And, once she turned back and said 'Yeh Kaun Hai? Kaun Hai Ye?' And I was like hiding myself and saying, 'Main nahi hoon, main nahi hoon.' I had just joined Shiamak Davar and my hair used to settle down half a beat after I settled down. So, it was actually not my fault. It was just the length of my hair."
Interestingly, Shahid is not the only celeb who started off as a background dancer. We have a list of some more. Read on to be stunned.
Yes, Miss Asia Pacific 2000 started her career as a background dancer. She featured in a Tamil movie in the song, En Swasa Kaatre.
Another find of Shiamak Davar, Sushant was a part of his academy before becoming an actor. He was seen as a background dancer in the title track of Dhoom 2 starring Hrithik Roshan.
Not many know that Arshad was one of the dancers in a song in the 1989 movie Aag Se Khelenge starring Jeetendra and Kimi Katkar.
Before she owned, "Our business is our business, none of your business," like a boss, she was a background dancer. She was seen dancing in Lagan Lagi in Salman Khan's Tere Naam. Bhai gave her her big break in Bollywood with Jai Ho.
A sought-after choreographer-turned-director today was once a background dancer in the song Hum Hain Naujawan in Govinda's Sadaa Suhagan.
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