Kareena Kapoor To Pay Tribute To Sridevi At Balaji's Global Indian Film & TV Honours (GIFTH)
Actress Kareena Kapoor has agreed to pay tribute to eternal beauty Sridevi at Balaji's Global Indian Film & TV Honours (GIFTH). Ekta Kapoor requested her pal and actress Bebo to do the honour and the chirpy beauty agreed.
At the function, Bebo will be seen dancing on Sridevi’s hit numbers including Morni bagamaa bole, Mere haatho mein nau nau chudiyaan hain and Hawa hawai.
A source close to Kareena said, "She will be performing to a medley of Sridevi's hit songs at Balaji's Global Indian Film & TV Honours. Sridevi will be present there. Kareena will perform to songs like <i>Morni bagamaa bole, Mere haatho mein nau nau chudiyaan hain</i> and <i>Hawa hawai</i> among many others. She has handpicked and selected the songs herself."
Earlier, the actress had paid tribute to her actress sister Karisma Kapoor however personally she doesn’t enjoy doing tributes.
"Normally, Kareena doesn't pay tributes to other actors but likes to dance to her own songs. When Ekta came and met her and explained the concept of how she wanted B-Town's reigning queen (Kareena) to pay a tribute to another reigning queen of the previous generation (Sridevi), Kareena couldn't refuse," said the source.
Meanwhile, talking about veteran actress Sridevi, Ekta said, "Sridevi is iconic. This generation has no idea about her fan following. Sridevi was a darling of the masses, like Kareena is today! I find Kareena and Sridevi very similar filmi heroines with whom the masses instantly connect too.”
"Twenty years ago, Kareena would have been a worthy competitor to Sridevi as would Sridevi to Kareena today.”
“They share the same bubbliness and mass connect. I have watched their films Himmatwala and Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai and been witness to the mass hysteria of their audience. I have never seen this kind of mass reaction for any other actress. Kareena is the perfect person to pay a tribute to Sridevi. Who wouldn't want to see Kareena dance to Sridevi's hits?" she added.
On the other hand, Kareena also admitted that she is a great fan of Sridevi and is happy that she has been chosen to do such a big honour. She said, "I'm a big fan of Sridevi and have grown up watching her films. I'm very excited and humbled to be performing to her songs. It is an honour and I feel proud to step into her shoes."