Bollywood choreographer, director and judge of upcoming popular Star Plus dance show Dance +season 3 Remo D’Souza takes a dig at himself when asked what would be new this time around in the show.
“Me, the three mentors (Shakti Mohan, Dharmesh Yelande and Puneet Pathak)and host Raghav Juyal are only the only old links in the show, while the talent on display is new. The biggest challenge for me every season is to sift the winner from a lot of really talented dance performers,” says Remo who had made the super hit dance film ABCD 2 and his last directorial venture was Flying Jaat starring Tiger Shroff.
One other major change in this season is that contestants will have to face international dancers from Europe and the Far East as part of Remo’s squad. “Yes, if you say you are the best in India then you need to prove your mettle by competing with the best from other countries. Remember, Dance+ is no walk in the park, if you can’t take the heat leave the kitchen,” quips Remo, who is known for choreographing super hit songs like Badtameez Dil and Balaam Pichkari among others.
So what could be the reason that Dance + continues to stay in the ratings hunt while other dance reality shows have been left in the wilderness? “Guess it is honesty of the format. The fact that all of us (me, mentors and hosts) are all dancers, we are fully aware of the struggles the contestants must have endured to get here.”
Here Remo, credits host Raghav to add the necessary fun touch to the show, “He has lots of fun which lightens the atmosphere. Every outing he has a different canvas to show his wares, watch out what madness he brings out this time around.”
In closing, Remo, who is also working on his next directorial venture ABCD 3, rejects accusations that many reality show get left out after a initial go at glory , “It is nobody’s fault but their own… maybe their talent was limited. Sadly many who come to auditions are more interested in the glam and glitz and are not really interested to get their hands dirty with rigorous practice sessions. Having said that, I will credit dance shows for having changed the face of dancing in India. With the audiences now aware of all kinds of dance forms, even film chorographers and actors know they can’t take the public for a ride anymore. Innovation and out of the box moves are the need of the hour.”