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Travelling non-stop between Bombay and cities as distant as Bangalore and Bangkok for films in Hindi and Kannada, Sammir Dattani feels thoroughly disoriented. “If for no other award I’m eligible to be the Most Frequent Flier of the year,” he jokes. And now adding to his woes was a stage performance on Saturday night for Shashi and Anu Ranjan’s Indian Television Academy awards.
“I had never been on stage before for any live show. Never danced for anything but the camera on the large screen. I had no choice but to get over my stage fright because the producers of my film Dhoom Dhadaka are hosting the awards. There was no way I could wriggle out of it. Fortunately, it went well for me. I didn’t miss a single step.” Apparently, Sammir refused to initially go on stage. But was persuaded by the producers to change his mind.
All four members of the Dhoom Dhadaka cast