‘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

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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.

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