As his dream project ABCD - Any Body Can Dance hits theatres this week, choreographer and director Remo D'Souza hopes that it helps bring back the trend of dance-based films in Bollywood.
The man with multiple hats on his head is keeping his fingers crossed for the film's success, saying that the long lost trend of dance-themed films like Navrang and Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje needs to return.
"Earlier Navrang, Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje and Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli were such beautiful films based on dance. But nobody took dance seriously after that. I want that trend to come back. I hope ABCD film works and people make more films in this genre," Remo said.
Being a successful choreographer in Bollywood, it was Remo's dream to make a film on dance. But his debut directorial FALTU turned out to be a take on the education system.
"I wanted my first film to be based on dance, but that didn't happen. It was about the education system, but worked for me because the film was successful. Now my second directorial is my dream project. I always wanted to make a film on dance, ever since I became a dancer. So here it is in the form of India's first dance film in 3D."
Remo laid down three conditions in front of his producers before making this film - first, that Prabhu Deva would play the lead, second that it would be made in 3D and third, contestants from reality show Dance India Dance would get a chance to act in it.
"I told UTV that I won't make this film without any of these," said Remo, who has been a consistent judge on the dance reality show for a few years now.