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Longi dances to MJ's Dangerous

Last updated on: June 29, 2009 

Longi dances to MJ's Dangerous

Nithya Ramani

Michael Jackson's dance moves have inspired many people around the globe, some even owing their careers to the King of Pop.

India's choreographer Longinus Fernandes -- who choreographed the Oscar-winning song, Jai Ho in Slumdog Millionaire -- shows off some cool MJ moves. Check out the video.

He also pays tribute to the legend.

When I saw Beat It for the first time, I felt he was a sensation. His performance and music will be eternal. Everybody in the world was aping him at some point or the other. I used to perform his gigs in college. I used to have long and curly hair like him. I am sure he is the only man, who left a mark on every other person aspiring to become a dancer or choreographer.

Half the film industry was trying to ape him -- from Arshad Warsi, Farah Khan, Jaaved Jaffrey and of course, Prabhu Deva. Jaaved started the trend of wearing his kind of clothes and shoes.

I remember when he came to Mumbai for his concert, my friends and I broke all barriers and went as close as possible to the stage just have a closer look.

It was a sad demise, much before time. I was hoping to get a glimpse of him in August, when I was to go to Los Angeles. My only wish was to see him, if not meet him. It's very unfortunate that this will never happen.

My children are great fans of Micheal Jackson too.


Image: Longinus Fernandes