The Guru of Dance who has led the world into embracing Bollywood dance is getting the biggest stars ready for a tryst in The USA. After wowing audiences for ten years at ten international destinations with IIFA Awards, Shiamak Davar is now gearing up for Tampa, Florida.
"This has been one of the oldest and finest associations for more than a decade now. IIFA is a great platform not only to showcase Bollywood to the world but also celebrate Indian Culture internationally. The film fraternity comes together every year at a beautiful international location. Every year with IIFA, has just been magical" said Shiamak.
This is the eleventh edition of the IIFA Awards that Shiamak Davar would be choreographing. "The stage really is a canvas. Each star I work with, I paint it with an imagery that best brings out their personality and their body of work. Also, my style is a mix of the east and the west, so each time I take up a challenge of presenting India and Bollywood that the audience of that country will be able to relate to."
So from the past years, which have been his favourite performances? "That is a tough one. You know honestly all-stars; whether legends or the newer lot are so hard working and committed that it's been a complete pleasure working with all. But working with Mr Amitabh Bachchan , Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Amsterdam was one performance that had the audiences screaming. That one was special" he says.
This year again Bollywood biggies are taking to the IIFA stage. Shahid Kapoor who trained under Shiamak will be one to look out for as the camaraderie comes across through his performance each time they work together, he hosting the IIFA will be the same goes for Sonakshi Sinha who won heart in the first cameo on the IIFA stage in Toronto. After the path breaking Dil To Pagal Hai, Shiamak will do something novel with Madhuri whose comeback has put her back in the forefront. The star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor is what Shiamak looks forward to give some desi Bollywood masala, and of course the perfectionist, Hrithik Roshan who never seizes to create Dhoom whenever Shiamak choreographs him.
So the biggest Bollywood show on an international platform is set to be a larger than life, grand affair ala Shiamak Style where the entertainment icon will give a desi flavour with an international twist through this world class choreography!