Shiamak Davar is and always has been the official choreographer for all things IIFA since the award show began. It’s no surprise that at the 12th annual IIFA Awards Shiamak is back to bring audiences another amazing show! The IIFA Awards always put forth the best the guru of contemporary and modern dance, has to offer. Check out Shiamak’s list of his favorite performances from past IIFA Awards and why!
- Rani Mukherjee + Amitabh Bachchan (Black) in Dubai
This movie, Black, showed a new light to Indian Cinema. The sensitivity of this movie was brought live on stage in this act. Holding the essence of the movie, this act was in true Shiamak Style. Bringing the audiences to tears, this act will always be one to remember.
- Bachchan family’s in Amsterdam
One of the most celebrated family in tinsel town, Big B and Abhishek set the stage on fire accompanied by Aishwarya Rai. The, to be Bachchan ‘bahu’, shared a great family bond on stage and had the audiences join in with the celebrations! Their performance on Kajra Re still makes the viewers go wow.
- Hrithik Roshan (Kites) in Sri Lanka
The audience was mesmerized by Hrithik’s singing, but what truly made this act special was Shiamak’s choreography. His contemporary movement, unique lifts and powerful visuals had the audiences watch in awe. This act was one of it’s kind ever performed at IIFA.
- Shilpa Shetty’s in Yorkshire
Making a mark internationally with her win in Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty was the biggest name in Bollywood that year. Dancing to hits like Crazy kiya re and It’s rocking; Shilpa’s act had a surprise performance by Shiamak himself. It was one of the most memorable performances at IIFA.
- Sushmita Sen’s in Malaysia
This former Miss Universe has so much style that her performance was just that. Performing to songs like Diamonds are a girls best friend, she represented the influence of western culture in India.
- Kareena Kapoor in Bangkok
Reveling in the success of Jab We Met, Kareena was the most sought after actress that year. Bringing the magic of the movie, Kareena gave the audiences just what they wanted; something special!
- Akshay Kumar (with RDB) in Yorkshire
This Punjabi munda oozes attitude. Beginning his performance in the audience, he already had his fans screaming. Dancing to Punjabi hits like Saddi Galli, Akshay was a treat to watch!
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Macau
One of the most beautiful women in the world, this was the most grand performance by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Her entry in a procession, and dance to hits from Jodha Akbar, this act had everything, strong dancing, great visuals and larger than life sets.
- Shahid in Singapore
The new kid on the block, Shahid was the latest heartthrob. An instant hit in Bollywood, Shahid had a knack for dance having professionally trained with Shiamak Davar. This performance added another feather on Shahid’s hat!
- Salman and Govinda in Yorkshire
The two partners in crime had the country in splits with the laughing riot, Partner. Performing to hits from the movie by the same name, this Jodi had the audiences on their feet. With their faces with animated expressions doing most of the dancing, Govinda and Salman never fail to win their fans’ hearts!
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