I've maintained myself well: Talat Aziz

It's unusual for a 55-year-old to groove on a dance floor, but Talat Aziz is ready for the challenge. The ghazal singer says he's fit enough to wear his dancing shoes for reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" at his age.

Monday, June 25, 2012 | 1:50:42 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 240 Comments  |  10646 Views

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It's unusual for a 55-year-old to groove on a dance floor, but Talat Aziz is ready for the challenge. The ghazal singer says he's fit enough to wear his dancing shoes for reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" at his age.

"I recently checked my weight. I have lost three kgs in one week. I have maintained myself all these years. I used to work out, but dance is making me more fit," Aziz told IANS.

Talat, whose first album titled "Jagjit Singh presents Talat Aziz" was released in 1979, says initially he wasn't very forthcoming about the offer.

"When I was asked to be on this show, I first said no. I said, 'I am not a dancer, I can't dance, and this is not my field.' But my friend Raj Nayak (CEO, Colors) said that's just the point - getting celebrities from different fields, who can't dance to come and learn dance. I was travelling for a concert when I received an official mail from the channel and I accepted it.

"When I returned, I thought about it and wondered.. 'What did I just do!' But really, I feel I have taken a challenge for myself and not for the world. I am at a stage in my career where I don't need to do this...to dance or to be in reality shows to prove myself. I am doing it as a challenge to myself - that I can do this, and not make a fool of myself," he said.

On the show, he is competing with actors like Gurmeet Choudhary, Giaa Manek, Pratyusha Banerjee, Darsheel Safary, Jayati Bhatia, Ravi Kishan and Isha Sharvani, anchors Archana Vijaya and Shibani Dhandekar, comedian Bharti Singh, "Kaun Banega Crorepati" fame Sushil Kumar and Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya.

He says dancing at parties is different from doing choreographed sequence.

"As an artist, any art form needs a modicum of proficiency. Everyone can do a party dance if they have a sense of rhythm. But when you dance to a choreographed movement, it is a completely different ball game. There's a partner with you, you have to remember steps and the co-ordination and do it well," said the singer, who says he has been busy performing around the world.

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  • Posted on: 16 July 2012 at 7:08amcrazyfangc

    Gud evening Gurmeet .love te way u firt vth madhuri.Love u so much Gurmeet...
    You are the best...you rule our hearts forever..!!!!

  • Posted on: 02 July 2012 at 5:49pmAIMAMSK

    Love u so much Gurmeet...
    You are the best.. you rock in punar vivah...

  • Posted on: 02 July 2012 at 3:04pmKINGKHANFAN

    Love u so much Gurmeet...
    You are the best...you rule our hearts forever..!!!!

  • Posted on: 02 July 2012 at 3:40amleenarana42

    Awesome performance in Jhalak
    keep rocking GC you are the best

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  • Posted on: 01 July 2012 at 11:12pmGCdgr8

    Gurmeet Choudhary rocksss

    love ya guru

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  • Posted on: 01 July 2012 at 12:59pm-badmoonrising-

    yahoo for Gurmeet for a well deserved score!!! keep on rocking!!!

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  • Posted on: 01 July 2012 at 12:14pmSexy_Witch

    gurmeeet rockkk

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  • Posted on: 01 July 2012 at 5:11amssks44

    Gurmeet awesome performance.all the best for next one.

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  • Posted on: 30 June 2012 at 11:32pmZetter

    Was sad to see you leave last night Talat Aziz Unhappy
    Wishing you all the best!!!
    Love you, Gurmeet Choudhary xox

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  • Posted on: 30 June 2012 at 9:16pmmaneet_forever9

    LOTS OF LOVE TO THE BEST ACTOR, PRINCE AND DANCER IN THIS INDUSTRY ... GURMEET CHOUDHARY JI!!!!!

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED you're performance to dilko tumse pyar hua!!!! it was AMAZING!!!! loving you in PV also!!!

    ~Preet :)

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