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maddie
20-08-09, 03:41 PM
Shahid Kapur and Katrina Kaif are receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Entertainment. Here is what is happening at the awards.

The awards are taking place at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point in South Mumbai.

Shahid is being awarded for his subtle performance in Jab We Met. Katrina is being recognized for her spate of hit films like Race, Singh is Kinng and Welcome and the fact that she is an outsider who has overcome language and cultural obstacles to establish herself in B-town. The other entertainment personality on the list of achievers in different fields is child prodigy Avika Gor of Balika Vadhu and feature film Morning Walk, who is getting an award for the same.

Shahid’s Kaminey co-star Priyanka Chopra will be showcasing her graceful dance moves to songs like Desi Girl from Dostana and Jalwa from Fashion. Esha Deol, who is a trained dancer, has been out of the limelight for a while and she will be performing at the event too. We wonder what songs she will dance to as her last hit song was Cash from the movie of the same name in 2007. The highlight performance of the event is that of Hrithik Roshan. He will be getting off his wheelchair (he is wheelchair bound preparing for Guzaarish) and back on stage after three years.

His act is titled Colours of India. The brilliant dancer will do the Lezim dance of Maharashtra and the Kathakali dance and Kalaripayattu martial art form as part of the final act. He will also dance to Bhavre from Luck By Chance and some folk songs. The perfectionist has been practicing for several hours each day preparing for his act. Hrithik’s act has been choreographed by Sanjay Shetty and designed by Carving Dreams Live. Anaita Shroff Adajania who designed his look for Dhoom 2 has worked on his look for the show too. Hrithik said, ‘It will be great to perform live on stage after three long years. I have loved every moment of learning the various folk acts. When we present it on stage, I want and hope that the viewers will feel the enthusiasm and energy of this performance as well.’

StarBoxOffice is attending the show, and we hope to capture some memorable moments for our readers.