Remo D’Souza: Right now script works, not stars

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Director-choreographer Remo D’Souza feels lucky that he is part of the Hindi film industry at a time when movies with good script, made with a good mix of drama and emotion, work over those which boast of star-studded casts.

“I think the audience has changed. This is the best time for the industry. Right now the script works, not the stars. If your script is strong, then it will work,” Remo told IANS.

If he made his directorial debut “F.A.L.T.U” with actors like Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Arshad Warsi and Ritesh Deshmukh, his second project, “ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance”, saw talent from TV dance reality shows sharing screen space with established dancers like Prabhudheva and Ganesh Acharya.

“ABCD…” worked as “it had a story as well as emotions with dance,” said Remo.

Both his movies are “youth-centric”, he said, adding: “They had drama also. ‘F.A.L.T.U.’ had drama around a family, and ‘ABCD…’ dealt with the guru-shishya relationship and parents who didn’t allow their children to dance.

“With youth, I keep drama and emotion together.”

Currently, Remo is seen as a judge on Colors’ dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”. He is all for reality shows as they help people to showcase their talent.

Remo has choreographed for reality shows as well as for films, and he says there’s a huge difference between the two.

“For film, it is not only about choreographing, it is about overall look, technicality, cameras and what kind of light and clothes you want. On stage, it is a one-time performance. I think there is a lot of difference between the two,” he said.

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