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Though dance re­mains chore­og­ra­pher-di­rec­tor

Remo D’Souza’s (above) first love, he says that di­rec­tion has taken a front seat now. Remo, who has helmed films such as FALTU (2011), ABCD (2013) and A Fly­ing Jatt (2016), feels be­ing a di­rec­tor and chore­og­ra­pher for a film is an added ad­van­tage as ev­ery­thing is in your con­trol. “When I started off as a chore­og­ra­pher, I had to do songs, which I may have wanted to do dif­fer­ently but di­rec­tors had their own in­puts to give. But now, I take liberty to de­cide my own dance steps as well.”

Happy with the idea of play­ing this dual part, he adds, “I will never leave chore­og­ra­phy and will keep do­ing songs too. Of course, it’s not that five years down the line I only want to see my­self di­rect­ing films. I am try­ing my best to get good songs to chore­o­graph also.”

About the stan­dard of dance in Bol­ly­wood films, Remo says the level has gone up and reached a dif­fer­ent level al­to­gether. “The ac­tors have started to dance and even the ac­tresses these days re­hearse rig­or­ously, which wasn’t the case ear­lier. I would give the credit to all the dance-based re­al­ity shows be­cause that’s how dance changed in Hindi films.”

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