Tuesday, April 7, 2015

How Veteran actor Jeetendra won the ‘Jumping Jack’ Title

Today Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh may be ruling the roost as the dancing sensations of Bollywood but the younger generation may be stunned to know that the actor who started the trend of ‘dancing heroes’ in Bollywood is none other but veteran actor Jeetendra also well know as the father of Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor.

Though Shammi Kapoor invented rock and roll in Bollywood but it was Jeetendra who really gave a new dimension to dancing In Bollywood. With filmmaker Ravikant Nagaich’s bond thriller FARZ, Jeetendra set the ball rolling and became the First Bollywood hero who left his heroines behind in the dance movements.

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If readers can recollect the super hit song Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq…. (FARZ) they would agree that Jeetendra’s fast-paced dance movement in the song is truly breathtaking. In fact Aruna Irani, the famous actress and a renowned dancer, who acts opposite Jeetendra in the song Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq… in an interview once confided, “Before FARZ Jeetnedra had never done any commercial movie, forget dancing. Hence when film director Ravikant Nagaich told us about the fast packed western dance movement in the song Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq, I was confident but I thought how would Jeetuji (Jeetendra) do this dance.” “However on the day of shooting I was left stunned at the energy and the confidence of Jeetuji’s dancing potential, ” she informed.


After the success of this movie and particularly the mega success of this song, the media coined the term Jumping Jack for Jeetendra.

Later Jeetendra was visible flaunting white trousers and a crisp white shirt dancing with his lead heroines. He jollily tossed around heroines in film after film, from ’60s to the ’90s but a willing audience never got tired of his dancing steps. Remember the songs like Kanwarlal naam hai mera…. (MERI AWAAZ SUNO), Naino mein sapna … (HIMMATWAL), Pyar ka tohfa tera….(TOHFA)

Jeetendra was India’s dancing star with an impeccable dressing sense that made him the darling of the masses.

Raaga.com wishes Jeetendra many happy returns of the day.

Shah Rukh Khan to skip IPL 8 opening ceremony; Rain to play spoilsport!!

While the inaugural ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) session 8 is all set to be a star studded extravaganza thanks to the presence of many bigwigs from Bollywood adding glitter and glitz to the event but the bad news is that Badshah Khan a.k.a. Shah Rukh Khan may skip the gala event. And to add salt to injury the weather department has also forecasted rain and thunderstorm to play spoilsport during the inauguration ceremony! 

Shah Rukh Khan, who is a regular and is known for adding grandeur and splendor to an event, is reportedly injured as he pulled a hamstring while shooting for his upcoming film FAN in Croatia (London) for an action sequence. Though SRK has returned to Mumbai but is still in pain. According to paparazzi the superstar was spotted limping when he arrived at the airport.

However despite SRK’s absence Roshan Abbas’s Encompass Events, the event management company is leaving no stone unturned to make the event a spectacular bonanza that promises to be a ‘global’ experience.

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Among the Bollywood stars who will dazzle the stage include Hrithik Roshan, who will dance to the tunes of DHOOM songs, while Shahid Kapoor will charm the audience on his hits songs from R… RAJKUMAR and KAMINEY. As regards Anushka Sharma, she will dazzle on the tunes of PK and JAB TAK HAI JAAN. 

Around 400 performers (including 300 locals) will be involved in the stellar opener choreographed by Remo D’Souza and Santosh Shetty. Even actor-director Farhan Akhtar will belt out songs with his band. Interestingly Saif Ali Khan, will host the show and introduce the cricketers and stars.

The event will commence with a chorus of Rabindra Sangeet and move on to a mix of some of his hits including ‘Badtameez dil’ and ‘Balam pichkari’.


While the organizers are hoping of an electrifying opening ceremony; the weather department has dampened their spirits by forecasting a high possibility of rain and thunderstorm around Kolkata. Regional Meteorological Centre director G.C. Debnath said that apart from the showers, there is a high chance of a thunderstorm striking Kolkata and the surrounding 50 km on Tuesday especially in the afternoon and evening. It is difficult to say if it will affect Salt Lake but chances are high.” 

Encompass Events vice-president Chanda Singh briefing the media said, “The crisp and flawless event has been brilliantly bundled into a perfect sync of Bollywood and cricket that will appeal to global viewers.” 

“We are keeping our fingers crossed since the show will be in open air, we hope rain doesn’t play spoilsport,” he quipped.