I was rejected for my looks. - Remo D' Souza
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From a choreographer to a director, Remo D’Souza’s journey has been of rejection and resilience, writes Suman Sharma...
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Street Dancer 3D with T-Series has created a huge buzz. What’s special about it?

Street Dancer 3D (continuation of the ABCD franchise) is set in the UK and revolves around two rival dance teams. Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor are my favourite stars. That’s why I repeated them. When I met them for the first time, I connected with them instantly. I’m not talkative. But when I converse with someone, I can gauge whether it’s going to work or not between us. Also, they’re hard working. They’re willing to do whatever you ask them.

What’s Your synergy with Bhushan Kumar?

Both of us get along extremely well. We’ve been together for the last 20 years. After his father, Gulshan Kumarji’s death, he took over. That’s when I met him. Anubhav Sinha and I were part of the team. We’d make a lot of music videos – almost four a month. T-series was the only company that used to make music videos at that time. We made videos with Jagjit Singhji and Sardool Sikander. We kept talking about making films for years. It’s now that we’re working together for Street Dancer 3D.

What makes Bhushan Kumar an unusual producer to collaborate with?

He’s a friend. You can call him anytime. He will take your call. You can’t call other producers at midnight. You have to call them at the specified hour. But I can call Bhushan any time. He’s accessible and approachable. He understands what type of film is being made, how far the budget can be stretched. He takes a personal interest in every project without interfering. He respects your individuality. That’s a rare quality.

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