Shammi! His birthday isn’t for another few days, but he is such a happy person, I want to start the celebration early.
Famous for his dancing style which involved a lot of shaking hands and tilted necks and jumping about. After his death, there was this little burst of tribute songs in which young stars tried to imitate his style and young composers wrote up 1960s funky beats.
First, just so you know what the original was:
Now, do you personally prefer the version done by his own relative Ranbir, “Badtameez Dil”
Or the version done by the best dancer Shahid Kapoor, “Jab Se Mere Dil Ko Uff”
Or the version that explicitly identifies itself as a tribute, “Shake It Like Shammi”
Personally, I like “Uff” sooooooooooooo much, Shahid may not have the genes, and he may not be invoking the name, but he has got the MOVES.