‘Let’s dance! Put on your red shoes and dance the blues!’ was the mood set for everyone in Whistling Woods International (WWI) as its founder, Subhash Ghai introduced and welcomed Bollywood’s master choreographer Ahmed Khan of ‘Jumme Ki Raat Hai’ fame and many award-winning songs from Rangeela, Taal, Kickto name a few, at the 5th Veda cultural event.
Ahmed Khan shared several secret stories while working in the industry with many stars including non-dancer actors. He shared insights on dancing, performed and encouraged every student in the auditorium to dance in the most energetic and exhilarating session of the season.
While interacting with 550 students at WWI, he shared his journey and experience in the industry. Ahmed Khan asserted“If you want to excel in life, never restrict yourself to what you want to be. Learn as much as you can, more than needed to stand out in your field of career and life.”
The highlight of the evening was the performance by Ahmed Khan along with the students on the popular Bollywood number ‘Jumme Ki Raat Hai’, which left the audience euphoric, giving the dance guru a standing ovation.
The event began with an audio visual educating the audience on various dance forms. Post which there was a remarkable performance by the students which kick started the evening with zeal, and enthusiasm.
During the Q&A session, Ahmed Khan explained how dance has transformed from the 90’s till now. Subhash Ghai too shared his experiences from the sets of Taal, Pardes, Yuvvaraj, among others where he worked along with Ahmed Khan which the students were delighted to know. Ahmed Khan also expressed, “I’m obliged to be invited at the 5thVEDA cultural hub. I feel at home, whenever I visit WWI. I give all the credit to Subhashji for whoever I am today.”
Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI thanked Ahmed Khan for gracing the event and spending his valuable time with the students. The curtains closed over the evening with Subhash Ghai felicitating Ahmed Khan with the 5th Veda trophy amidst thunders of applause.