The Remo D’Souza Interview

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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The Choreographer, The Film maker, The Reality-Show judge Remo D’Souza who very progressively has turned out to be a Household name. His last film as a Director was ‘F.A.L.T.U’ which was not at all a Dance film, But his new film ABCD (Anybody Can Dance) is India’s first 3D Dance Film and also his dream project. Remo D’Souza talks about his upcoming film ABCD (Anybody Can Dance) as a Film maker and his journey one-on-one with Faisal Saif.

What makes you think Dance is an important factor in India?
We are a country that loves dancing, Be it on the streets, in the club, during festivals and even when India wins cricket matches. We connect while dancing and each one of us has an unique style of dancing.

So your film ABCD has all the Household names too
Yes. The film has Prabhu Deva, Indian dance reality show stars Dharmesh, Salman Yusuff Khan as well as Vrushali Chavan, Mayuresh Wadkar, Prince Gupta and from the US in her debut Bollywood film So You Think You Can Dance season 3 finalist and all star Lauren Gottlieb.

What was your Journey for ABCD?
Ever since I started dancing, I was pretty sure I would make a film on my love for dance. When the opportunity came, I grabbed it with both hands. This film has, quite literally, taken 19 years to be made.

Was it that easy?
It hasn’t been easy because I didn’t have any big names, but that is how I wanted it to be.

So how come a 3D film on Dance?
I was looking for someone to back the film. I wanted to make the film in 3D and that is an expensive affair, But the UTV team stepped in and understood this and were more than willing to let me experiment.

What kind of dancing style viewers will be seeing in ABCD?
Western contemporary, ballroom, pumping and hip-hop to Indian classical forms mainly kathak, Indian folk, semi classical and local street dancing.

How did you convinced Prabhudeva for your film?
Prabhu Deva is class apart when it comes to dancing. I have idolized him for so many years. When I approached him for the film, he immediately said yes. He didn’t even read the entire script.

Why do you think we must watch ABCD?
I can give you three reasons why you should watch this movie there’s Prabhu Deva, it is 3D and you will see the best dancing talents in India in the movie. Watch it!

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