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Dearth of quality dancing actresses: Jaideep Sen

india Updated: Apr 15, 2008 15:30 IST

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Director Jaideep Sen whose debut Krazzy 4 has tinsel town's two most popular actors shaking a leg feels that Bollywood desperately needs actresses who can dance too.

"It is unfortunate that no actress in the present league is as good as dancing queens of yesteryears like Madhuri or Sridevi. We have a serious dearth of quality dancing actresses now," he says.

The two item songs, Krazzy 4 and Breakfree which star, Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan, respectively have turned out to be key attractions of the film and Jaideep is upbeat about raking in profits using the item songs.

"It is really kind of Shahrukh and Hrithik to have danced in the film. It has definitely helped the film in a big way. It has turned out to be a huge attraction and the audience has really liked them. It has been like an icing on the cake," he says.

Jaideep, whose film ran into rough weather after jingle composer Ram Sampat slapped a case of plagiarism for using the thump theme that he composed for a Sony Ericsson advertisement featuring Hrithik, says he never focused on the audio of the advertisement.

"I have seen the jingle of Sampat's Sony Ericsson ad a couple of times but I never focused on the audio. It never registered in my brain. I was so struck by Hrithik's dancing prowess in the advertisement," the Director says.

Jaideep says he is disappointed that his film ran in to controversies even before its release.

"Filing PILs and dragging a film into a controversy has become a trend. It is a ploy employed by some individuals and organisations to trouble and harass filmmakers. It is certainly in bad taste," he says.

"I think these people should try and make a film only then they will understand the pain that a director and the complete unit takes to complete a film, he adds.

Although, Jaideep has two top actors making a special appearance in the songs, the film doesn't have any big star playing the lead. However, Jaideep remains confident that film will do well.
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"I feel the audience always like a good actor over a big star and in Krazzy 4 all the four principal actors and the actresses are very good. So I don't think it will affect the film," he reasons.

While Krazzy 4 is yet to prove its worth at the Box-Office, the director still has reasons enough to cheer that he has already bagged two films.

"I have two films in my kitty now, one with Perceptfilms. It is an espionage thriller and the details are still to be finalised. The other is a Gurang Doshi production and will be a sequel of the 2002 thriller Aankhen and will hopefully star Amitabh Bachchan," he says.