Dubai Parks and Resorts' Bollywood Park is currently a hive of Bollywood activity as Remo D'Souza shoots scenes for his forthcoming dance movie Street Dancer 3D on a closed set in the park's grounds.
Bollywood actor, director and choreographer Prabhudeva is the latest star to join D’Souza and the team. He reportedly flew into Dubai last night to link up with the cast and crew, including Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi, who flew direct to Dubai following the wrap of their London shoot last week.
Dubai is expected to play host two songs, as well as a selection of scenes from the film, with the shoot set to last until June 5.
D’Souza, who was a leading choreographer before he turned to directing, aims to take the spirit and atmosphere of US street dance culture and transpose it into a Bollywood musical with his film.
True to his desire to spread the street dance message, the director will also be sticking around in the UAE after the Street Dancer 3D shoot finishes to serve on the judging panel of to judge Dansation Arabia 2019, a regional contest open to aspiring dancers between the ages of 6 and 21 years, on June 12. The director has previously served as a judge on the TV show Dance India Dance and acted as the "super judge" on Star Plus' popular prime time hit Dance Plus. He is currently a judge on Dance Champions,and in 2013 made India's first 3D dance movie Anybody Can Dance with contestants from the first two seasons of Dance India Dance.
Auditions for the contest will be taking place every Friday and Saturday until the June 5 final at Bollywood Parks. Entry is open to all applicants who meet the age criteria, and the competition will be divided into solo and group sections. The winners will get the opportunity to appear in a forthcoming musical dance opera. Applicants should register in advance dansationarabia.com.