Mumbai: Cannes Film festival for the past so many years is known to promote film and film related discussions, it has never happened that the prestigious festival ever ventured into dance and dance related sessions. But they seem to have done what they have never done before, to host a talk and discussion on ‘Dance – the soul of Bollywood Films’.
The session was conducted by Bollywood celebrated choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, accompanied by model actress Jesse Randhawa, Chevalier awardee Indo French dancer Raghunath Manet and actress turned producer Kiran Joneja. At the seminar Sandip spoke about how right from the start dance has been an integral part of Indian films and many a times lot of money is spent on shooting the dance sequence in an elaborate manner.
Speaking on the success of his session the renowned choreographer said ‘I am thankful to Cannes film festival and FICCI to have given me an opportunity to show how important dance is in our films and culture. We Indians always dance in our life, be it our weddings, birth or even death we have a dance for every occasion and our films are a reflexion of who we are.’
He not only spoke about the importance of dance but along with Jesse even demonstrated how romantic moves and a typical Bollywood steps are shot in the films. Best part of the session was when an international journalist showed her reservations on the moves calling them difficult for people. Sandip immediately pulled up the guests and press present and taught them some fun exciting steps, making his sessions the best of 67th Cannes film festival.