"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..," D'Souza said in a statement.
ABCD, being produced by UTV Motion Pictures, will have known choreographers like Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya as part of its cast. While Lauren Gottlieb, the global winner of the popular television talent shop "So You Think You Can Dance", has been roped in as the female lead.
"We are thrilled to kick off one of our most exciting projects to date, ABCD (AnyBody Can Dance), India's first ever 3D dance musical. 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," said Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures who is producing the movie.
The film also stars the winners of dancing reality show "Dance India Dance" Salman Khan, Dharmesh, Prince, Mayuresh and Vrushali essaying central characters.
Sachin-Jigar has been roped in as the music composer and the film is set to release by the end of 2012.