Remo tells new filmmakers to make films they believe in
After the success of his last movie, ABCD 2 (2015), filmmaker Remo D’Souza (right) has become more confident about the belief that in order to make a good movie, it is very important to believe in it and that is the advice that he wants to give to aspiring filmmakers.
“People should make movies they have faith in. I faced a lot of issues in my first dance film because people felt that a dance film cannot do well, but I was passionate about this one and ABCD 2 has also done well now,” says Remo, whose first dance film, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, was a hit on the box office.
The 43-year-old, known for working with young and energetic actors such as Jackky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor, feels a successful movie requires a good script more than anything else.
“I want to tell all the upcoming filmmakers to be passionate about their work. It’s the stories that work and not just actors,” he says.
The filmmaker, who is has started with his own dance reality show, feels that a lot of shows currently on the tube do not focus much on the craft.
“There are shows that are not focusing on dance at all and I don’t need to take their name, but people know which shows I am talking about. There is so much drama in them, but I have to also agree that some shows are doing really well,” he says.
D’Souza, who started his TV journey with a dance reality show, as a mentor in 2009, said that since then, the dancing scenario in the country has changed a lot and people have become more aware about different dance forms.
“After we started that reality show, the whole scenario of dancing has changed in India. Everyone is now aware about dancing and they have come to know of several dance forms. Because of that, the film industry has also changed,” he says.