Remo D’souza has been judging reality TV shows for seven years. He first appeared as a judge on Dance India Dance in 2009. The choreographer-director feels there is a lot of untapped talent in the country, and he is happy that several reality show contestants have become stars. “I keep looking at the success of Salman (Yusuff Khan), Dharmesh, Raghav, Shakti (Mohan), etc., and feel proud,” he says.
Remo also feels that there has been a marked change in the dancing styles of reality show contestants in the past seven years. “They come up with so many dance forms that I am almost taken aback. I wonder how they figure out these things with limited resources. Many kids learn dance forms from the Internet and still do such a wonderful job,” he says.
Remo is currently working on three films, which are in various stages of production. But he still finds time for his TV commitments.
“I want to be part of shows that introduce me to talent. I learn a lot from young contestants. The reach and power of TV is unbeatable,” says Remo, who recently bagged the National Award for Best Choreography for the song, ‘Deewani mastani’, from Bajirao Mastani (2015).
“It was long overdue. Awards make a lot of difference to your career. Though people in the industry know your work and your talent, the audience recognises you when you get a National Award. I am thrilled,” he adds.