The death of Michael Jackson, The
King of Pop has sent waves of disbelief
and dismay across the Indian film
industry. Reactions are flowing
in thick and fast from everywhere.
Everyone who loves dance has been
inspired or delighted by Micheal
Jackson at some point of time or
the other. Michael Jackson was nothing
short of a star of stars, the one
whose charisma is unmatched. World
music will never be the same again.
The ‘Indian Micheal Jackson’
Prabhu Deva said that he was shocked
when he heard the news. He recalled
the time when he had Michael Jackson
in person when he had come to Mumbai,
a meeting that was considered the
confluence of two of the world’s
best dancers ever.
In the last few years of his life,
Michael Jackson had been dogged
by controversies and issues. That
is perhaps why Jackie Shroff said
that his son had felt that ‘it
was right that he breathed his last’.
The death of Michael Jackson at
this time is even more painful because
it robbed him of the opportunity
to have one last hurrah on stage
in front of billions of his fans
waiting eagerly to see him perform.
He was set to go on a series of
concerts later this year to mark
a comeback after quite a few years
out of the limelight. But that was
never to be.
Micheal Jackson will always be
remembered as one of the world’s
greatest musical legends, perhaps
the first truly global musical superstar.
He was the man who taught the world
to dance. May he rest in peace.