Bollywood has been known for its heart thumping music and
leg shaking dance beats. Be it the age old traditional dance forms or the newly
adopted western dance culture, B-town masters in all. Today, April 29th being
International Dance Day we bring to you some of the ace choreographers of
Indian Film Industry who have engraved their names in the top notch list of latkas and jhatkas.
Journey to B-town wasn't a cake walk for our dance guru Remo
Dsouza. He started his career as a dancer in Rangeela and then went on to
assist Ahmed Khan for about a year. His first break as a choreographer was
offered by Anubhav Sinha in Sonu Nigam's album Deewana. In terms of movies
Remo's choreographed item number Ishq Samundar brought him to the fore front.
With this the success list went on and on. From being the judge on the famous
dance show DID, to being the director of a worldwide appreciated dance film
ABCD, Remo has done it all. Currently he is gearing up for the release of his
upcoming dance venture ABCD 2.
Ever smiling dance director Ahmed Khan did venture into
B-town quiet early. He started off as child actor playing small roles in movies
like Raakh. He then sported his dancing shoes and worked as an assistant to his
guru Saroj Khan for nearly a decade. Success then paved way for him. He became
quiet favourite among the kids when he took up judging for Dance India Dance
Lil Master Season 3. Coming from a non-filmy background, Ahmed has won this
position only due to his dedicated skills and his undying spirit for dance. He
says, "Dance is talent that you either acquire or it is God gifted. I am God
gifted I think".
Choreographer Ganesh Acharya, well don't go for his size he
has the ability to outnumber even the fittest when it comes to dance. Self-trained
dancer Ganesh is the master of Bollywood masala numbers. The latkas
are gracefully executed in his dances. He started dancing
on a sad note but then taking it to make it his career was indeed a tough
journey he faced. At the age of 10 he started dancing, went on to become a
junior artist at 13 and started assisting Kamal Master Ji when he was 17. But
only when he was 19 did he start with his independent choreography. On the
occasion of International Dance Day he says, "Dance is my life, my father was a
dancer too. I want to live my entire life dancing".
Master of contemporary dance form Terence Lewis started off
in his Bollywood career with the movie Lagaan and went on to judge a reality
dance show Dance India Dance. His fairness as a judge was seen during the 3rd
season of Dance India Dance when his former assistant came as a participant,
and to keep the game fair Terence left the decision on the other two judges.
Master Blaster jodi
of Bosco- Ceasar in tough to beat when it comes to their passion for dance. The
duo has done a brilliant job in the industry by doing more than 300 songs and
75 films. Coming from a middle class family background, this dance jodi
never backed down, instead stayed
strong beside each other and fought together through the thick and thin. Apart
from showing their skills nationally, this association of incredible talent has
been recognized internationally as well.
Well, this was just a sneak peek into the lives of our ace
dance masters. There is much more to explore about their work, the list is
endless when it comes to praising their work.
On this International Dance Day we wish everyone puts on
some dancing shoes and whirls and twirls to the rhythmic beauty of music
because Anybody Can Dance.