I’m not a dancer, Shahid Kapoor is: Akshay Kumar

 Mumbai (dna) – Since debuting in Saugandh in 1991, Akshay ‘Khiladi’ Kumar has done action, comedy, and drama films. And he has excelled in all those genres during various phases in his 24-year career. And without a doubt, he’s also a great dancer. So, it’s surprising when he lets on, “My dancing is more like aerobics. I do more aerobics than dancing. I wouldn’t call myself a dancer. Shahid is a dancer.”

He explains why no-one compares to the young actor. “I think Shahid is a better dancer than most actors, including me. He is a very good. He looks like has learnt dancing, and he knows what he is doing when he is dancing.

You can tell that his feet have rhythm and his body knows where it is going and what he is doing. And if you watch his films, you will find that the way he danced earlier is different from what he is doing now. It is not the same steps or dance form.”

Actors rarely praise other actors, but AK’s seriously impressed with Shaks. “When you see Shahid dancing, you can see that it looks like he is not doing stuff he is comfortable with, or that he must be used to doing. He pushes himself and lets choreographers lead him wherever they want to take him. He is a proper dancer who has learnt the art from a very young age and knows his stuff. As in, he can actually tell the difference between samba or salsa. Me? I am doing the same thing I was doing a decade ago.”

Shahid Kapoor’s best dance songs
Mauja Hi Mauja –Jab We Met
Nagada Nagada –Jab We Met
Main Tere agal bagal –Phata Poster Nikla Hero
Dhan Te Nan –Kaminey
Gandi Baat– R Rajkumar
Dhating Nach –Phata Poster Nikla Hero
Bismil Bismil –-Haider