Recently, the film Dhoom 2 went on to complete 16 years and undoubtedly, it was a path-breaking moment in Hindi cinema where it introduced style, swagger and probably Hrithik's on-screen best. One of the big reasons for the same were the impeccably choreographed songs in the form of 'Dhoom Again' and 'Dil Laga Na' among others.
We managed to get in touch with Shiamak Davar himself exclusively and asked him some questions about the film and his memories about the same.
1. Dhoom 2 was undoubtedly a game-changer in the world of choreography. How do you look back at how it changed things?
Dhoom 2 was undoubtedly a game-changer in the world of choreography. It was a challenge for me to make Hrithik and Aishwarya dance the Shiamak style, which is indo-contemporary and very different from what they do. Whenever I look back, I look back at it fondly and with a lot of grace.
2. Did you expect the song to become so iconic? Considering you were choreographing Hrithik himself, did you feel the pressure to add more difficulty for him than usual?
No, I didn't expect the song to become such an iconic one. Hrithik and Aishwarya did a great job. It was difficult for Hrithik to adapt to my style, but he quickly adapted to it when we started rehearsing. Today, as we celebrate the 16th anniversary, I recollect a conversation with Hrithik in which he said, "Shiamak, I am so happy that I could come close to your style of choreography, the Shiamak style, which is indo-contemporary and western." I agreed with him because it was the truth, and he had done a remarkable job.
3. Please share a particular case that others might not know from the shooting times of "Dhoom Again with Hrithik?"
Hrithik is a very hardworking professional who won't stop till he gets it right. Despite being a brilliant dancer, he ensures he does it to perfection. So for me, that's Hrithik!
4. Considering how selective you have been with Bollywood projects lately, what's your take on Bollywood choreography?
I am currently working on a few Bollywood projects and shows. If a Bollywood film comes to me, I won't mind if it's interesting and has something original to offer; I will do it. I am up for anything good that comes my way.
We are sure the fans cannot to see Shiamak Davar back in action choreographing a great number on the big screen.