Pappu... err... Sallu can dance saala Image: YouTube
Even the staunchest bhai fanatic will tell you that Salman Khan is no Hrithik Roshan on the dance floor. Of course, he never tries to be either. Our prodigal bhai is happy with the selective movement of his muscles, be it the belt-swing from Dabangg or the search-pocket from Ready. But Remo D'Souza will have you believe otherwise. He not only believes Salman is a great dancer, he is also confident that he can change this non-dancer impression about Salman.
Salman has signed a dance-based film with Remo which is a first of sorts for both — Remo's first time with the superstar, as well as Salman's first dance film. After initial speculation about it being ABCD 3, the choreographer-turned-director has made it amply clear that it is not, and though dancing is at the core of it, the storyline is not like the ABCD series.
While Remo is in the middle of finalising the leading lady for the film — with names such as Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Disha Patani and Jacqueline Fernandez being bounced around — he believes that this film will once and for all put an end to the idea that Salman cannot dance.
“It is a myth and misconception about Salman Khan that he does not dance. He did the belt movement in Dabangg because his role was that of a Dabangg cop. He has danced fabulously in Tubelight’s Radio song as well as Selfie Le Le Re from Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” says Remo. According to him, Salman is as light on the feet as anyone else, but his moves are overshadowed by the characters.
“Salman bhai has some steps that have become very popular, and because he does them on television shows, they look easy. It is because of his characters that the dance gets overshadowed,” says Remo.
Apart from praising Salman to the moon and back, Remo is also hopeful that his film will be able to reinvent the superstar as a dancing star, too. “I hope my dance film will change that notion once and for all. He will dance a lot in it,” he concluded.
That's something we'd buy a tub of popcorn to watch.