The choreographer Terence Lewis will make his feature film debut with a dance movie.
Terence Lewis to make feature debut with dance film
Mumbai - 20 Apr 2019 12:00 IST
Choreographer Terence Lewis will make his feature film debut with a dance movie.
"To begin with, this film is on dance and such an intriguing style of dance. This is contemporary," Terence told IANS.
"So honestly, there is no actor in the industry who could do justice to this because dancing is the pivotal part of the film and it is not Bollywood, not hip hop, not salsa. It is contemporary which is not easy to learn. It is like method acting," he added.
Lewis will also act in the film.
"The character I have written, really resonates with who I am in a certain way and also not in many places, it's not me... But I would love to play this character because it is so interesting and dynamic. It is actually quite opposite of who I am."
Terence, who became popular as a mentor and judge on the reality show, Dance India Dance, made his acting debut with a short film titled, The Good Girl (2017).
Opening up about his decision to do a feature film, he said: "I have been offered many films before in the last few years, but I just did not want to do any film. I wanted to do a film which has depth and which has meaning, that's why I had to write it for myself. So this is going to launch me as an actor and I feel justice to this role will be done by somebody who is a dancer and has the maturity to feel those things."
Terence runs the Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company and specialises in Indian folk, contemporary and neo-classical dance forms. He has also choreographed international stage shows, Bollywood shows, Broadway Western musicals and music videos.