Choreographer-turned-director Remo D’Souza, who is set to make India’s first 3D dance film, was admitted to Sanghvi Hospital in Andheri on Monday after he was detected with dengue. "He underwent a few tests and was detected with dengue. His condition is not critical, but he has been admitted," confirmed a hospital source.
An industry insider further revealed that as soon as southern dance icon Prabhu Deva received the news, he immediately flew to Mumbai to spend time with him. The Wanted (2009) director too will be choreographing the first-of-its-kind UTV Motion Pictures production.
Apart from Salman Khan, the winner of the first season of Dance India Dance, the film will star three other dance reality show talents — Siddhesh Pai, Prince R Gupta and Dharmesh Yelande. The contestants too accompanied Prabhu Deva. "Remo will be discharged in a few days," says the source.
Remo, who made his debut as a choreographer with Bollywood Dreams in 1995, created a strong foothold for himself in the industry after working on films like Chameli (2003), Dhoom (2004), 36 China Town (2006), Delhi Heights (2007), Rock On!! (2008) and London Dreams (2009). His first directorial venture, F.A.L.T.U., that released on April 1 was a reported hit at the box-office.
A source close to Remo disclosed that the rehearsals for the 3D dance film have begun and it is expected to go on the floors later this year. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalised.