We have kept Michael Jackson alive in 'ABCD': Salman Khan
Dancer Salman Khan, all set to make his acting debut with choreographer-director Remo D'Souza's 'Anybody Can Dance', says the 3D dance film has kept pop legend Michael Jackson alive in every way possible. 'It is already known that Remo sir is a great fan of MJ
Since 'ABCD' is a dance film, we have kept the legend alive in every act of the film. While watching it people will get a glimpse of his moves all the way till the end,' Salman told PTI. The 27-year-old rose to fame after winning the first season popular dance reality show 'Dance India Dance' under the mentorship of Remo.
He has also featured in a song in Salman Khan-starrer 'Wanted' and the title track of 'Rakta Charitra'. Actor-director Prabhu Deva, who stars in the film, will also pay a special song tribute to Jackson alongwith Remo.
The high-octane dance film is being produced by UTV and stars choreographer Ganesh Acharya, former DID participants Dharmesh, Prince, Mayuresh and Vrushali. Lauren Gottlieb, winner of international dance reality show 'So You Think You Can Dance', has been roped in as the female lead.
When asked how he bagged the role in the film, Salman said, 'The moment I won DID, Remo sir hugged me on stage and said that he was going to make a movie with me someday. I was too emotional at that time and I did not react then.
Three years later, I was in his house and he said that there was a film and that UTV has decided to back it. 'I was so excited, I just hugged him and thanked him. Since then it feels like I am living in a dream world and I don't want to wake up ever,' he added. 'Anybody Can Dance' will hit theatres on February 8, 2013.
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