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Children dance with great abandon: choreographer Rahul Shetty

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Choreographer Rahul Shetty has made the seemingly boneless Prabhudeva move to his steps again, in the Muqabla number in the upcoming dance movie Street Dancer 3D. Having choreographed the star in the dance blockbuster ABCD 2 as well, Rahul has set the screen afire with stunning moves again. But then he has made stars dance to his tune in Race 3, Baaghi 2, Houseful 4 too.

At 28, Rahul Shetty is one of the most acclaimed choreographers in Bollywood. Over 70 reality shows old, Rahul has worked extensively as a child artiste himself and has choreographed kids galore too. Excerpts from a conversation with Express Parenting:

What does dance mean to you?

Dance is my life. It was a dream come true for me to choreograph Prabhudeva Sir as I have grown up watching his songs, like Urvashi.

When did you start out?

At five, I was giving auditions for shows. I worked as a child artiste for a year in Kya Masti Kya Dhoom show. Then I worked in many shows. There were days when I would travel from Dombivli to Santacruz and put in 12-14 hours of dance practice each day.

You are not professionally trained, are you?

No. But I grew up on Bollywood dance, attended countless workshops by international dance experts. I was never inclined towards classic forms like ballet or Bharatnatyam. Bollywood was my interest.

Shilpi Madan for Indian Express

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