‘I STARTED THE GENRE OF DANCE FILMS’
Remo D’souza says that he introduced contemporary dance in films and that’s why the dance form is popular
It’s not necessary that every film I direct will have dance in it. I would love to explore different areas
REMO D’SOUZA, CHOREOGRAPHER
Choreographer turned filmmaker Remo
D’souza (above) is all set with his fourth directorial and like his other films, this, too, will be about dance. However, Remo says that he would be more than happy to direct a film, which has a different concept.
“It’s not necessary that every film I direct will have dance in it. I would love to explore areas which are not all about song and dance,” says Remo, who directed the popular musical franchise of ABCD: Any body Can Dance and will soon be judging a dance reality show.
Remo gives himself a pat on the back for introducing contemporary dance in films and making dance films a popular genre. “I am the reason why this dance form became so popular in Bollywood, and yes, I would take that credit because I started it,” he says.
Remo will direct actor Salman Khan for the first time and it will be interesting to watch the actor do typical contemporary dance— something he isn’t familiar with. Will it be difficult?
“You will see Salman dancing like never before. The challenge is for me to make him dance in a new way. The preparations and rehearsals have started. The preproduction is on, we are working on the story and on the schedule.”
He clears the speculations that the film with Salman is the third installment in the ABCD franchise.
“It is not ABCD 3. This is a completely new film, subject and name,” he says.