Lungi dance enthrals Hollywood

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Tampa: Bollywood’s international film awards held in the US for the first time, saw Hollywood big-wigs like John Travolta and Kevin Spacey surprise the audience with their dance numbers.

Kevin Spacey donned a lungi on stage and danced to the beats of the popular ‘Lungi Dance’ track from the film ‘Chennai Express’ along with actress Deepika Padukone.

The show informally known as the “Bollywood Oscars” was held in Tampa’s NFL stadium, it saw Travolta dance some signature moves from his 1994 blockbuster film “Pulp Fiction”. Later, actor Hrithik Roshan presented Travolta with an award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema, declaring the two-time Golden Globe winner “the coolest of them all.”

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a film about the life of Indian track and field Olympian Milkha Singh, was the big winner of the night. The movie won the best story award, best director and best picture. It also won nine technical awards during a separate ceremony in Tampa on Friday.

Farhan Akhtar (the co-host) won best male lead actor for his starring role in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and Deepika Padukone won best female lead actor for her role in Chennai Express.