A Bollywood choreographer and a Pune-based dancer have come together to get the city to dance to their tune.
To mark the International Dance Day which falls today, the duo are holding a dancing competition open to all at the held at Amanora Mall on April 29th
Calling Bollywood dance enthusiasts from across Maharashtra, Feroz Khan from Bollybrothers and Sahil Sah of SIPA Dancing School have come up with the second season of the All Maharashtra Bollywood Dance Championship. The show will pay tribute to the Indian Army all proceeds from it will go to soldiers.
Feroz Khan and Sahil Sah spoke to us about the show and what it means to them.
How did you conceive the idea of the All Maharashtra Bollywood Dance Championship?
Sahil came up with the idea two years ago and I thought it’s an amazing idea to introduce a Bollywood dancing championship. I always wanted to do something to showcase Bollywood.
Echoes Sahil, There are several international competition held, so I thought this could be a fantastic opportunity to showcase Bollywood dancing.
How did your interest in dancing start?
“It started two decades ago I always loved entertaining people so I started off as a mascot for parties and later did background dancing. The turning point was when I got an opportunity to assist the famous Farah Khan for many of her films, including “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Main Hoon Na” says Feroz
Then I started choreographing solo projects for TVC’s (Tele Vision Commercial)) music videos and movies. I recently worked for all the songs of “Phillauri”, “Dear Zindagi” and “Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya”.
Says Sahil, “I used to dance on annual days and during Ganpati. People started appreciating my dancing which gave me a boost to take up dancing as a profession. But I started getting recognition when I won the “Kuch Kar Dekhana Hai” show and participated in Boogie-Woogie on television”.
How do you plan to spread your love for dance?
Feroz says emphatically, “I don’t want to take a back seat. I share my love for dancing through the social media with #peace, #danceitout and #dontfight, spread love by posting my videos. I have also conducted workshops with 200-300 participants.”
I conduct dance classes in four different cities. I also want to conduct competitions like to give a wider platform for dancing added Sahil.
Your advice to upcoming dancers?
“When I started my career it wasn’t easy, but now the scenario has changed. There are many platforms for them to learn and showcase their skills” quips Feroz
“I would advise them to stay focused and grounded and don’t run behind fame”.
Get proper knowledge on what you want to do in life. Be confident about your decisions added Sahil.
Have you visited Pune before?
Feroz responds instantly “Yes! I am from Mumbai but have a very close friend living here and come often. It’s like I sleep in Mumbai and wake up in Pune”. People in Pune have always been kind to me.
Sahil adds Pune has given me recognition as an artist. I wish to do something for the city. am born and brought up in Pune. I started my career here”.
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