Shahid revives guru Shiamak's NGO!

By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Oct. 16 -- Known for his fine dance skills, Shahid Kapur has now decided to take his guru's legacy forward. The actor is all set to revive Victory Arts Foundation (VAF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded by choreographer Shiamak Davar eight years ago.

The foundation, which is currently inactive, used to conduct dance therapy classes for underprivileged children in Kamathipura, the red light area of the city. A source close to the actor reveals, "Shahid feels strongly about the hardships faced by these children on a daily basis. He believes that dance is a great way to express emotions, which is why he is keen on reviving this project."

Shiamak, on his part, couldn't be happier. "When we started VAF, we made sure that all my students taught dance to these underprivileged children. Shahid was one of them. Our idea was to teach dance as a form of therapy to these children, which could help them in more ways than one."

Ask him about Shahid's efforts in reviving the cause and he says, "I think it's a wonderful decision and I'm glad he's helping me out with this cause. He's my baccha and I'm really happy about this." Will Shahid personally be a part of these dance sessions? The source says, "Shahid is going to try his best to make some time and go teach the children at least once a week."

Shanti Sivaram of Bling, the talent management company that handles Shahid says, "Dance therapy is a cause very close to his heart. But Shahid doesn't like talking about his philanthropic work."

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