But Anil Kapoor managed to trump even Khan. Alone on a bare stage, stalking about in a big-belted Elvis-y outfit with silver leg trim, running through a medley of hit tunes from his catalog of more than 80 star vehicles with thunderous accompaniment supplied by a pre-recorded backing track (augmented by an onstage rhythm section), relying on his pipes instead of a playback track, Kapoor was the first performer of the night to lift people out of their seats and get them to dance and sing along. Kapoor has been a popular leading man for so long that he is sometimes referred to simply as ”Mr. India,“ after his title role in Shekhar Kapur‘s 1987 blockbuster of the same name. Now in his mid-40s and looking a little puffy around the edges, Kapoor came across on one level as the filmi equivalent of a cheesy lounge crooner, but what won out was his commitment to the stereotyped gestures of an exalted-yet-humble star making contact with his beloved fans. If anyone at Craze 2001 embodied the ”show must go on“ spirit that is the heart and soul of Bollywood, it was Anil Kapoor -- Mr. India.