Pankaj Tripathi takes inspiration from Govinda for his first solo dance number  

Pankaj Tripathi will be seen grooving in his upcoming film <i>Shakeela</i> and it might be a solo number

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Actor Pankaj Tripathi is currently one sought after actor in Bollywood who has proved his versatility by doing varied roles. The acclaimed actor from Gangs of Wasseypur time and again showed he is apt for any kind of role offered to him. Recently we saw him as a book store owner and paranormal enthusiast in the Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer, Stree. In the end credit song we also saw him shaking a leg with actor Rajkummar Rao, proving even though Pankaj isn’t a trained dancer he can match any good dancer as per the scene requirement. Taking his dancing skill further Pankaj will also be grooving in his upcoming film Shakeela and it might be a solo number.

He recently wrapped up shooting the first schedule of the film and might be taking the dancing route in the second schedule of the film. Pankaj is playing the character of south film superstar from the 90’s.

Back then, actors often wore bright colour costumes and had an over the top style to represent their character. Pankaj adapted all these qualities into his character and will be adding it to the song. We hope he also throws flowers at the heroine and runs from tree to tree following her. With Pankaj Tripathi, one is sure he will ace it.

When asked about this dance number the actor said, “I liked actors from 90’s such as Sanju baba, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Govinda. I have watched a majority of Govinda’s film when I was schooling because of his style and dance. I haven't watched many films when I was young, but whenever I get a chance I use to watch Govinda's movies because of his dance moves, style and expressions while dancing. Though I haven’t followed any of them directly for my dance act but took some inspiration from each of them clubbed with my own imagination and efforts.”

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