Mumbai: Choreographer-director Remo D'Souza, who is busy promoting his second film ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance, says he would not have made the movie without Prabhudheva.
"I couldn't think of anyone else other than Prabhudheva for this film. I wouldn't have made this film without him. I am glad that he agreed to do the role. He is a fabulous dancer and a wonderful human being," Remo told IANS.
He says Prabhudheva's presence also helped him a lot during the making of the 3D dance-based movie, which features a melange of professional dancers like Salman Yousuff Khan, Dharmesh, Prince, Mayuresh and Vrushali.
"Prabhu has helped me a lot during the making of the film as he has been a successful director and a choreographer. Besides everyone else in my film are professional dancer which made my work easy. I had just to put them together and explain them the shots," he said.
"The film has 30 choreographers and all of them are professionals. I agree that it was a little time consuming, but I truly appreciate the patience of my cast and crew," he added.
Remo hopes to popularise the 3D genre with ABCD.
"The response has been fantastic for the promos. I am very excited for this film I hope audience like it and accept it. I hope with this film, 3D comes in vogue. So far many filmmakers have converted 2D films to 3D, which is almost like original and duplicate.
"That is the reason why people didn't like it. But making a proper 3D film is a different experience," said the choreographer, who has been a judge on reality shows Dance India Dance and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Remo says it is very time consuming to make a 3D film.
"There is a lot of money and time spent behind a 3D film. It will be new and exciting to see a 3D dance genre. I had immense belief in my script. UTV has put a lot of effort for this film. It is a big risk for the producers, but I am sure my film will not let them down. I am sure the audience will come and see the film," he said.
His earlier directorial was F.A.L.T.U.", which released in 2011.