UTV Motion Pictures’ first Indian 3D dance film has been titled ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, thanks to the large-heartedness of choreographer Shaimak Davar. The title was registered with Shaimak but when the production house approached the him and narrated the script of Remo D’Souza’s musical, Shaimak was so impressed with the concept and magnitude of the project that he gave away the title for free.
He confirms the news, “Yes, UTV approached me for the title and I was happy to give it to them because I believe in the project. Remo called me too and I told him, ‘Anything for my friend’,” says Shaimak.
An elated Rucha Pathak, creative head, UTV adds, “It is amazing how Remo’s choreographer friends are going out of their way to support the film.” Remo echoes the sentiment. Says the choreographer-turned-director, “Shiamak is a dear friend and I’m thrilled he is so wholeheartedly extending his co-operation to our film. ABCD is India’s first 3D dance film and all the best choreographers and dancers are coming together to make it happen in a big way.”
The film stars Southern dance icon Prabhu Deva, choreographer Gannesh Acharya and American dancer Lauren Gottlieb, winner of the international dance reality show, So You Think You Can Dance. There are numerous dancer-mentors from our reality shows too. Says Remo, “I can see my dream coming true and I’m so proud to have the support of the fraternity in making the biggest dance film the country has ever seen.”