At an event that was a follow up to the wedding of builder Kanti Govani's nephew, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Celina Jaitley not just matched dance steps on stage but also blasted a few cars and then finally set the stage on fire.
"It was as action packed as it gets. Seriously, I have never been a part of an event like this so hats off to GS Entertainment who put together this show", says Celina Jaitley, who finally got an opportunity to kick her action boots. "I was required to take out my gun and shoot at seven cars filled with dynamite. Even though it was all choreographed and utmost care was being taken for the safety of people in and around the stage, it was quite fearsome at the end of the day."
There was a global technical team put in place for the choreography of this special segment that featured not just action and fireworks but also some thumping chartbusters from Dhoom and Golmaal Returns.
Informs a technician, who helped put together things in place for the show, "There were stuntmen from Australia, dancers from Russia, pyro-technicians from London, and of course a horde of other performers and technicians from India - it was a truly global event. The production values were of a scale similar to the kind that is seen in shows by Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. No wonder, Shahrukh Khan too agreed to perform at the wedding."
Neil Nitin Mukesh too could hardly conceal his excitement, "This musical-action choreography was the first of its kind in India. I give all the credit for this great evening to Bunty and Jaspreet Walia who put this unimaginable show together. Not to forget Pappu and Malu, our choreographers."
"This was simply crazy", adds Celina, "I had to arrive on a bike which was being driven by a professional stuntman. He just made it jump so high and my heart was almost in my mouth. Add it to all the fire around me. The good part though is that even when I was scared at least at the beginning of the performance, the audiences thoroughly enjoyed the show."
Was Neil scared as well? "One is always scared when there are cars blowing up around you, especially so when you have to press the trigger", agrees Neil, "However, the good part is that a lot of safety precautions were taken during the act that made it a smooth flow of events. The icing on the cake was the last act that required me to blast the entire stage. Now that was something!"