Last year saw India’s first ever 3D dance movie, ABCD – Any Body Can Dance, produced by Disney India. It struck a chord with the masses with its storyline, strong emotional connect, and, above all, the magic of dance maestros Remo D’Souza and Prabhu Dheva. The studio had revealed plans for a sequel late last year, and today, they have announced that the film will go on the floor from July 2014.
It is inspired by the true story of an Indian dance troupe that participated in the world Hip Hop Dance Championships. Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor will play the lead roles, in their first-ever pairing. Remo will return as director and choreographer, as will Prabhu Dheva. The film will be shot in Las Vegas, USA, with over 10 song-and-dance sequences.
“Last year, ABCD took audiences by storm, and we instantly knew that it was one of those movies that naturally lend themselves to becoming a true-blue franchise. Remo and Prabhu are back in action again, and we’re delighted to welcome on board Varun and Shraddha to take the franchise forward. While ABCD 2 is about great dancing, awesome music and the 3D format, it is also an incredibly emotional and dramatic story,” said Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director, Disney India.
“Dance has always been my passion and, through ABCD, I saw my ­passion come to life on the big screen. I am thrilled with the audience’s response to the first movie, and it has prompted me to make a sequel. I’m happy that Disney is supporting me to make this happen,” said Remo.