Natasha Coutinho (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 18, 2017)

Suresh Mukund on whom Varun Dhawan’s character in the ABCD sequel was modelled is currently in the US with his troupe of dancers, choreographing an act to be performed by the Indian diaspora as part of President elect Donald Trump’s welcome concert on January 19. It will include some hit Bollywood tracks.

Speaking to Mirror from Washington DC, Mukund informs that Varun called to wish him luck just before he flew out. “We will begin with AR Rahman’s 'Jai Ho', followed by Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif’s 'Kala Chashma' from Baar Baar Dekho, Panjabi MC’s 'Mundian Tu Bach Ke' and Salman Khan’s 'Jumme Ki Raat' from Kick. There’s also a South Indian track as the idea is to highlight Indian culture. We have just three days in hand but the dancers are good and the craze for Bollywood songs here is a great boost,” he exults.

Mukund started his journey in a chawl in Nalasopara, going on to win the bronze medal at The World Hip Hop championship in 2015 with his troupe after a narrow miss in 2012. “The movie inspired us to back to San Deigo and return with the medal,” says Mukund who’s expecting a crowd of a million people at the concert.

He goes on to reveal that he will be teaming up with the ABCD director Remo D’souza again for something big and Bollywoodish. He refuses to divulge more.