After the sleeper success of his directorial venture, ABCD, Remo D’Souza has become a busy filmmaker. The dapper director who has become a celebrity thanks to his judging duties on the TV dance show, ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja, is currently busy with his first star cast movie — ABCD 2 which stars Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.
Remo explains that his sequel has a different focus. “The previous film was the story of Vishnu sir, played by Prabhudeva but the sequel is the journey of a boy who takes his dance troupe from India to America. I wanted a brilliant actor and dancer and Varun is the right choice.”
Besides this film, buzz is that Remo is getting ready to make a film with Tiger Shroff, who is currently riding high on the success of his Heropanti. “We are just talking about it; nothing is finalized as yet,” says Remo. Ask him if the Tiger film would also be a dance-based film, Remo states, “In every film of mine, there will be dance. But if I take Tiger in the film, then it has to have dance and action.”
Remo is also planning to launch dancer-choreographer Salman Yusuf Khan as a hero in his own production. “I feel he can be an actor so I have decided to cast him in the film which I am producing. He is going to do great,” says Remo. And that’s not all – he has an upcoming project with Karan Johar too. Remo declares, “The formal announcement of the film will be made soon. It’s an action story based on cars and racing.”
With four film projects on hand, Remo has still found time to return to his TV show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ for its soon-to-be-aired latest season. Remo says, “I learn a lot on this show — I learnt how to bring perfection in your work from Madhuriji. I have learnt to become a confident filmmaker from Karan. I learn dance from these young kids.” And Remo will bring in new international dance forms like bolero and jitterbug. He concludes with a smile: “I am practicing these dance forms and Madhuri too is learning these forms.”
-By Anita Britto, Bollywood News Service