Shahid to reprise Shammi Kapoor’s dance moves on-screen

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor, who is known for his dancing skills, will pay a tribute to the late dancing icon Shammi Kapoor in his forthcoming film ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’. The film which spans three eras, the 1900s, 1960s and 2012 will see Shahid romance his former girlfriend Priyanka Chopra, but the actor is more upbeat about his dancing moves inspired from the Elvis Presley of India.

Shahid said, “Shammi is a style icon for a lot of youngsters even today. For the track set in the ’60s, Kunal (director Kunal Kohli) gave me a video compilation of his films and songs to pick up nuances.”

Shahid had earlier paid a tribute to Shammi Kapoor at the Zee Awards show, along with Ranbir Kapoor.

Revealing more about the film, Kunal Kohli said, “Shahid’s posture and mannerisms will have traces of Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, while his dance is inspired by Shammi Kapoor. We have been very particular about not making these references look like spoofs, because we don’t intend to make fun of them.”

“Shots from Shammi Kapoor’s ’60s films like ‘Junglee’, ‘An Evening in Paris’, ‘Teesri Manzil’, ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’, ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ were part of the main references”, Kohli added.

About PC’s look, Kohli said, “We made a compilation video of Mumtaz and Saira Banu for Priyanka, so that she could pick up nuances of how they walked and dressed.”