Ranbir Kapoor, who will be seen hosting and performing at the upcoming 19th edition of The International Indian Film and Academy (IIFA), says he is very nervous when he performs in front of a live audience. “I am very nervous when I dance. When we dance for films there is a camera and there are takes, but when you dance for a live audience there is just that one take so you have to give your best. There are no cuts,” Ranbir said. The actor said he likes to keep practising the dance steps. “I want to rehearse more, because I want to better myself,” he added.
The 19th edition of IIFA is returning back to Bangkok, Thailand after a decade. Ranbir said he was extremely excited for this edition. “Bangkok is the place where I first won my IIFA award for my debut film ‘Saawariya’. I am looking forward,” he said.
The “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” actor was joined by filmmaker Karan Johar, actor Shahid Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan. Ranbir praises Shahid and said that the “Padmaavat” star is impeccable on stage. Karan, who was one of the hosts for the 18th edition of IIFA, will again reprise his role as a presenter this year.
He says that this year the event will be grander as several Bollywood stars will be seen performing. “I think the IIFA stage is always the most glamorous. It is large and has all the epicness… Also this year we have so many performances… We have Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor and many other movie stars who are going to light up the stage in Bangkok and I can’t wait to get back,” the filmmaker said.
On work front, Ranbir Kapoor is gearing up for the release of Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju, where is plays Dutt, then he also has Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt.