Abhishek Bachchan on first ever international performance
Abhishek Bachchan will be giving his first-ever international performance at the Samsung IIFA Awards, to be held in Amsterdam on June 11, 2005.
Aby’s baby has also been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Yuva and is a nominee for the Samsung Style Icon award.
Here, Abhishek talks about his anxieties surrounding his first international show and more
This will be your first international performance. How do you feel?
I am definitely excited but I am nervous too. After all, I will be performing before fans from across the world. There will be those watching us on television, as well as a huge live audience. I am really looking forward to my first international performance.
Which songs will you be performing to?
I don’t know yet. We are just finalising things. Shiamak Davar is going to choreograph the songs. I am sure he has amazing plans for me, as well as my colleagues from the industry who will be performing on the IIFA Awards stage.
Why did you chose IFFA for your international performance debut?
I think the IIFA awards has proven to be a very credible and spectacular event that has been celebrating Indian cinema across the globe.
Wizcraft, the organiser, has given the industry a wonderful opportunity to interact with fans across the world. Also, this is the only credible awards as the industry votes for the best talent. It’s an honour for me to perform on this stage. I am looking forward to Amsterdam and all the IIFA excitement.
You have been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for Yuva. Are you expecting to win?
It is an honour to be nominated but I don’t think I will win. My father too has been nominated in this category and I hope he wins because he most definitely has my vote.
The Amsterdam IIFA Awards will feature performances by:
1. Salman Khan
2. Aishwarya Rai
3. Shahid Kapur
4. Kareena Kapoor
5. Lara Dutta
6. Esha Deol
7. Malaika Arora-Khan
8. Isha Sharwani
9. Daler Mehendi
11. Sunil Shetty
12. Arshad Warsi
13. Sushama Reddy
Pop bands Bombay Rockers and Rouge are also slated to perform; the dance sequences will be choreographed by Shiamak Davar.