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Deva to dance in 3D musical

Choreographer-director Remo D’Souza in talks with Prabhu Deva for film, to go on floors this year.

bollywood Updated: Jun 17, 2011 17:18 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times

With a hit directorial debut FALTU behind him, Remo D’Souza is now gearing up to make what he calls India’s first 3D musical. The director-choreographer is already in talks with dance wizard Prabhu Deva to act in the film. “I’m in constant touch with Prabhu. He is excited about the idea,” says Remo. “The only issue is that he is also a busy director now, so he has to have the time to shoot with me.”

Remo plans to take the film on floors in September. “I’m almost ready with the script’s first draft. There will be traces of my life in it. The film is about a person’s struggle to become a dancer in India,” he says. Ask Remo if he wants any other star in the film and he shoots back: “I will be happy with only Prabhu on board since Hrithik (Roshan) and Shahid (Kapoor), other good dancers, are too busy.” Former contestants from TV show Dance India Dance, Dharmesh and Prince, have also been cast. “I don’t want any big star because it’s a full-on dance movie. I can assure you that it’s not an easy job to make a non-dancer jig. But I can somehow get a dancer to act,” laughs Remo.

Meanwhile, Remo is also busy with his third script. “It’s a big film with big stars. So, I’m not taking it up right now since it’s not easy to get their dates,” says Remo, who is also launching a website called LLD (Live and Let Dance) to hunt for India’s own Michael Jackson. “Those interested can upload their videos on the site. Then, we’ll choose the ten best and get them to compete in Mumbai. Whoever wins the competition, will get a chance to act in my film besides winning prize money,” he concludes.

First Published: Jun 16, 2011 14:14 IST