UTV to produce India's first 3D dance musical

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures will be producing India‘s first 3D dance musical. Titled ABCD (AnyBody Can Dance), the film will be directed by ace choreographer Remo Fernandes.

India‘s best choreographers and dancers of the last few decades - Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya - play key characters in the film. It also stars hit reality dancing show Dance India Dance winners like Salman Khan, Dharmesh, Prince, Mayuresh and Vrushali, all of whom will essay central characters.

Lauren Gottlieb, the global winner of the popular television talent shop ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, will play the heroine in the film.

UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur said, “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."

The film is scheduled to release by the end of 2012.

Will Remo be good enough as a director? "Remo has proven to everyone that he is not only a sensational choreographer but also a director who knows the pulse of today‘s audience. He‘s the best choice to direct a film based on dance, and with Prabhu Deva (who is also directing Rowdy Rathore for us), Ganesh Acharya and other leading lights from India‘s dance fraternity in the cast, ABCD promises to be a total paisa-vasool family entertainer," said Kapur.

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