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What scared Amitabh Bachchan in ALADIN?

October 26, 2009 2:24:18 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Selective about his work when it comes to Bollywood assignments, Shiamak Davar got interested in ALADIN when informed by director Sujoy Ghosh that 'Genie Rap' was a song designed for kids. However, as insiders claim, it wasn't really an easy track to put in place. And the first and foremost reason behind that was the 'scare' factor that Shiamak created because of his reputation of making his actors go through some unusual dance moves.

Says Riteish Deshmukh who plays the title role of 'Aladin', "The moment I was told that the song would be choreographed by Shiamak, I knew that I had to get my act right. Of course I have enjoyed success with a few dance numbers over the years but one is always wary of dancing to the steps created by someone like Shiamak."

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As is quite visible, Shiamak went to add his own flavour to the entire package and make 'Genie Rap' quite an eye candy.

"See, Shiamak has an entirely different approach to making your body move, something which is not really conventionally Bollywood. Right from the days of DIL TO PAAGAL HAI, we have seen how innovative he is. You have to unlearn a lot of things to grasp what he wants you to do. I too was a little wary earlier on but then constant rehearsals made me a lot more comfortable when I went for the take", confesses Riteish.

Apparently it was not just Riteish but also Amitabh Bachchan who knew that it was going to be quite a challenging assignment to get into the act for Shiamak choreographed 'Genie Rap'.

"Well, Shiamak does come with a reputation and it was a happy sign for me to see my actors getting into the preparation mode for the song. The final effect shows and when I see the response of viewers world over, I am assured that the hard work and commitment of everyone involved has paid off", says Sujoy Ghosh.


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