Remo D’Souza: ‘ABCD 2’ has many surprises in store


Choreographer-director Remo D’ Souza’s dance centric film ABCD 2 has passed the scrutiny of the Censor Board with no cuts and a ‘U’-certification.

It is however, reported that the Board had a problem with one dialogue in the film that goes “Indians are beggars.” The Board approached the director to snip out the line as it insults Indians. Remo obliged sensing that the line could trigger a controversy which may harm his film’s prospects.

Meanwhile, Remo said the Censor Board approached him to give “thumbs up” to his film and denied any reports of suggested cuts.

“Censor board is all the more happy with ABCD 2 and given ‘U' certificate to the film. There is no such problem with it. Since a studio like Disney is involved, they can't go wrong as they cater to the family audience. Censor Board personally called me and gave thumbs up to my film,” Remo clarified.

The director further revealed that the film has many surprises in store. The film’s music has created a buzz, but Remo said there are two more crucial songs that are yet to come out which are major highlights of ABCD 2.

“The promos and songs that you have been seeing is just 25 percent of the film. There are lots of surprises in store. There are cameos from International stars as well. So, wait and watch for it,” he said.

The dance flick is a sequel to Remo’s 2013 film ‘ABCD: Any Body Can Dance’ which featured an ensemble of dancers and choreographers from various dance-reality shows alongside Prabhudeva. The small budget film, entirely shot in Mumbai, became a surprise hit.

On the other hand, ‘ABCD 2’ is a big budget affair and features stars like Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor and a considerable part of the film is shot in the US. Dancing sensation Prabhudeva reprises his role in the film and the other casts return in the periphery, including the American dancer Lauren Gottlieb.

‘ABCD 2’ is about a bunch of dancers from suburb Mumbai who goes on to win the world hip hop dance contest in Las Vegas. It promises to bring a never-seen-before dance extravaganza to the Bollywood screen.