I'm bowled over by power of Bollywood: Cuba Gooding Jr


Toronto, June 26 (IANS) The power of Indian films bowled over American actor Cuba Gooding Jr, who vibrantly displayed Bollywood dancing on the green carpet at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards night, which was also attended by Oscar winner Hilary Swank, Canadian actor Tom Green and Australian cricketer Brett Lee.

Gooding Jr, famous for his role in 1996 film "Jerry Maguire", not only did a little jig Saturday on the green carpet outside the Roger's Centre here, but he was also over excited when he was called upon stage to present the best director award to Karan Johar.

He came dancing and attempting little steps here and there. And no, he didn't miss a chance to flirt with Bipasha Basu, who accompanied him dressed in a formal black dress and poker straight locks.

"So...how good does Bipasha look?" he asked, and answered it himself: "Fine man!"

"I am bowled over today with the power of Indian films across the globe. I would love to do a role in a Bollywood film myself, and maybe dance a little..." he added while breaking into another jig, till Bipasha held his hand, and got him to stand straight!

Gooding Jr finally presented the best director award to Karan Johar for "My Name Is Khan".