Goa: Veteran actor Anil kapoor, turns the ‘paisa vasool’ chief guest on the floor of IFFI inaugural ceremony, as he danced to some popular film songs pictured on him at the 46th International Film Festival of India held in Goa today morning.
Overcoming the sombreness of the occasion and the fact that it was an official function organised by the union ministry for information and broadcasting, Kapoor danced to popular film songs pictured on him.
He also gave a shootout to Dev Patel, who he acted with in Oscar award-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, while also returning the quips about his age from union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Kapoor, who initially said he was humbled and overcome by emotion, quickly put it all aside by flinging his suit into the audience and dancing extempore to his trademark ‘tapori’ songs like ‘One two ka four’ from ‘Ram Lakhan’ and the racy number ‘Dhak Dhak’ from ‘Beta’ along with the ceremony’s co-host Aditi Rao Hydari.
From stage, he also gave a ‘long time no see’ shoutout to Dev Patel, who was seated in the audience. “I am meeting Dev Patel from ‘Slumdog Millionnaire’ now since the Oscar night,” Kapoor said.
Patel plays Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar in ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ which is the opening film at IFFI.