Khiladi Kumar or Rowdy Rathore, Akshay Kumar’s fan following knew no limits when he reached the sets Maruti Suzuki Dance India Dance Season 3 to promote his upcoming Prabhudeva directed flick ‘Rowdy Rathore’. The Top 5 finalists of this season– Mohena Kumari Singh and Sanam Johar from Remo Ke Rangeelay, Rajsmita Kar from Geeta Ki Gang, Pradeep Gurung and Raghav ‘Crockroaz’ Juyal from Terence Ki Toli had all the tricks up their sleeves to impress the Akshay Kumar in his new brawny and colorful avatar.
Akshay donned his movie look replete with a slick handlebar moustache, bright yellow pants and a striped orange shirt loosely hanging over a printed kitsch tee shirt, looking every bit a ‘rowdy’. Not only did Akshay sport a moustache but also Grandmaster Mithun Da, Master Remo D Souza and Terence Lewis along with anchor Jay Bhanushali were spotted sporting slick handlebar moustache! And his entry was nothing short of filmy! It was almost like a choreographed aerial act wherein Akshay, who is also known for his daredevil stunts, slowly descended from a Khatiya (coir charpoy). The message was bold and clear that his upcoming movie will be the return of Akshay Kumar as a action hero.
Akshay surprised the contestants by recounting some of their best performances. Apparently he is a big fan of the show and if not the episodes, he finds time to watch glimpses of the performances in the official DID website. After his futuristic robotic performance, Raghav at his adorable best told Akshay, “My entire family is crazy about you. My grandfather considers Hera Pheri the best movie he has ever seen so whenever he gets depressed, he watches the movie.” Akshay who was very impressed with Raghav’s inimitable style of dancing obliged his request to come on stage and punch him in slow motion. What followed was a visual treat, Akshay and Raghav both in slow mo complimenting each other’s actions. Geeta Ma could not help commenting, “Raghav, thanks to this competition, that we found you but today we thank you because if there’s anyone who can give your signature step a run for your money, it has to be none other than the man himself – Akshay Kumar. He matched your steps to the T! Both of you looked amazing on stage together.”
Akshay not only obliged Raghav by joining him on stage but also Pradeep Gurung who garnered accolades in plenty after his stellar aerial act. Pradeep said to Akshay, “Sir, everytime I worked out, you have been my inspiration. It has been a long standing dream to perform a stunt with you on stage.” Before anyone could bat an eyelid Akshay was on stage. Both Pradeep and Akshay decided to walk on their hands till jaws dropped and the sets reverberated with the audiences’ thunderous applause.
Watching the entertaining and awesome acts by the TOP 5 finalists, the superstar was touched and impressed…Akshay Kumar was so happy with the way the contestants performed that he gave each of the finalists a cheque of 1 lakh Rupees as a token of his appreciation towards dance as an art form and also for his love for Dance India Dance.