With the huge emphasis placed on song and dance in Bollywood, it’s a wonder there hasn’t been a film dedicated to the subject sooner. However, shooting has now commenced for India’s first ever 3D dance film – ABCD.
A number of household names including dance maestro Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya and Lauren Gottlieb (of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame), are set to get grooving on the big screen alongside a whole host of talented newcomers, under Remo D’Souza’s direction.
D’souza’s is back to work after his last youth film F.A.L.T.U was declared a huge hit in India. The film also stars a number of hit reality dance show, Dance India Dance winners; Salman Khan, Dharmesh, Prince, Mayuresh and Vrushali.
Announcing the project, Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures said:
“We are thrilled to kick off one of our most exciting projects to date, ABCD (Any Body Can Dance), India’s first ever 3D dance film. It has always been our endeavour to bring audiences movies that are different from the tried and tested, and with ABCD we believe we’re pushing the boundaries of innovative content. Remo has proven to everyone that he is not only a sensational choreographer but also a director who knows the pulse of today’s audience. ABCD promises to be a total paisa-vasool family entertainer.”
Director Remo D’Souza is excited that his dream project has gone on floors. He said:
“It is like a dream coming true for me. I had always nurtured the thought of making a film on my passion – dancing. ABCD is a culmination of multiple dreams actually for me – I get to make a dance film and get the one and only Prabhu Deva to dance and act in it. I’m really glad that UTV is supporting me to the hilt to make this film. No other production house would have supported me to realise my vision the way UTV is.
“I’m also excited that the film’s seeing the union of the best reality show dancers from India (Dance India Dance winners) and the West (winner of the best dance reality dance show of America So you think you can dance) acting in it. So, you can imagine the quality of dancing that you will get to see in ABCD.”
Sensational music composer duo Sachin-Jigar, who have also incidentally worked with Remo on F.A.L.T.U and belted out chartbusting tracks, work on creating high energy tracks that will become dance anthems in the country.
The film is set to release by the end of 2012.