MUMBAI: If recent reports are to be believed, we may just see Bollywood’s legendary choreographer, recently-turned director and actor Prabhu Deva burn up the dance floor once again, and reprise his role as India’s Michael Jackson, with a ‘Muqabla’ remix in ‘Any Body Can Dance’ (ABCD).
Flashback: In 1994, Prabhu Deva performed an impeccable, unbelievably foot-tapping, mind-boggling dance in the film ‘Humse Hai Muqabla’. That dance heralded Prabhu Deva as India’s answer to dancing legend Michael Jackson. And now, nearly 20 years later, Prabhu Deva is all set to reinvent his famous dance song in his upcoming 3-D dance film ‘Any Body Can Dance’. The film’s makers have bought the official rights to remake the song, and are all set to enthrall fans once again with Prabhu Deva’s awe-inspiring, imitable ‘invisible’ dance, where only his feet and hat grooved to the beats.
We caught up with Prabhu Deva the actor and his choreographer-director friend Remo D’Souza at a promotional event for ‘Any Body Can Dance’ in Matunga, Mumbai recently. The duo was present with the dancing stars of the film, and spoke about the need for a dedicated dance film in India, along the lines of ‘Step Up’ and ‘Honey’. Dressed in all black, the cast of ‘Any Body Can Dance’ looked like they meant business, and even showed off some killer dance moves at the promotional event.
How could we let the man of the moment, Remo D’Souza go without hearing his thoughts on the inclusion of ‘Muqabla’ in ‘Any Body Can Dance’? Remo looked extremely excited and pleased when he said, “It is an iconic song and Prabhu Deva’s dance made it what it became – a rage. We have got the rights and are using it for the promotions of ABCD. It will be the first song to come out. Watch out for it.”