Republic Day Spl: Akshay Kumar To Big B, 10 Iconic Performances At Zee TV’s Umang Event

This Republic Day we look back at the best performances by the biggest Bollywood stars at Umang, an event dedicated to honour the Mumbai Police.

1. Akshay Kumar's Daredevil Flag Hoisting

The Mumbai police do their best to keep this big city safe. This year they were also appreciated for their mature handling of the recent response to the protests in the city. Every Republic Day, the biggest stars of Bollywood put their squabbles and personal differences aside to honour the Mumbai police force. This star-studded event is broadcast on ZeeTV for everyone to see and we picked some of the highlights from the past two years from Umang.

Akshay Kumar who will be seen playing the role of Sooryavanshi in the next Rohit Shetty Movie, has been in character since last year. After making an impactful cameo in the movie Simmba last year, the Pad Man actor dressed up as a cop and hoisted a flag by jumping off a tall building and making a superhero landing. This performance was full of style and received the loudest cheers from the audience.

2. Amitabh Bachchan's Ode To Female Officers

Amitabh Bachchan chose this moment to honour the female police officers who guard the city while taking care of their homes simultaneously. He recited a poem from his movie Pink to celebrate their sacrifices and made many in the audience teary-eyed.

3. Ranveer Singh Makes A Roaring Entry As Simmba

Ranveer Singh who played the role of a police officer in the movie blockbuster hit Simmba, approached the stage on top of a police jeep. He performed to many of his songs from the film in his usual highly energetic self. Watch his performance in 2018 on his songs from Befikre here.

4. Taapsee Pannu And Vicky Kaushal's Sizzling Chemistry

Taapsee Pannu who starred a secret agent in Naam Shabana and Vicky Kaushal from the blockbuster hit Uri lit up the event with their performance as a duo. The Manmarziyaan co-stars brought their on-screen chemistry to the stage in this romantic performance.

5. Sara Ali Khan's Smashing Debut

Ranveer Singh’s Simmba co-star, Sara Ali Khan, made her debut performance at Umang last year and it was a memorable one. Riding high on the success of Kedarnath and Simmba, she performed on the hit songs from her past movies.

6. Ayushmann Khurrana's All-round Performance

Ayushmann Khurrana (Dream Girl, Bareilly Ki Barfi) is a wholesome entertainer who has impressed everyone with his ability to dance, sing and act. He put his talents to good use by singing his widely popular songs in his performance of 2018.

7. Alia Bhatt's Trio With Ranbir Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan

Alia Bhatt who played the role of a secret spy in Raazi, rocked the stage at Umang 2019 with some of her hit dance numbers over the past years. She even danced on stage with her beau Ranbir Kapoor and the King of Romance himself, Shah Rukh Khan.

8. Elli Avram's Class-ical Act

Elli Arvam (The Verdict: State V/s Nanavati) is popular for her dance numbers in big movies. At Umang 2018, she turned the tables by starting her performance with Indian classical dance.

9. Madhuri Dixit's Rare Recent Performance

When it comes to dance numbers no one can even come close to the popularity Madhuri Dixit achieved through her dance. Uman 2019 showcases one of the rare recent performances where she surprisingly danced on a remix of one of her old songs, Tamma Tamma along with her signature Dhak Dhak step, drawing loud applause from the crowd.

10. Arijit Singh's Patriotic Number

Arijit Singh has established himself as the singing voice of this generation. Among all the glitz and glamour of Umang 2019, he showed up in a simple kurta pyjama and performed his patriotic song Ae Watan from the film Raazi which touched the hearts of all police officers present.

Watch some of the other highlights from Umang 2018 and 2019 on ZEE5. Stay tuned to watch what happens in Umang 2020 which will also be streaming on ZEE5.

Meanwhile, this Republic Day, ZEE5 has taken a ‘Pledge of Entertainment’ to delight you with the biggest stars from the entertainment industry. Take a look at Dheeraj Dhoopar, Nakuul Mehta, Karan Wahi and other stars taking the pledge.