He made the audience groove on the tunes of Dil Toh Paagal Hai, Nach Baliye (Bunty Aur Babli), Dance Pe Chance (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) and Dhoom Again (Dhoom 2).

Blessed with spectacular dancing skills, the choreographer has won many accolades including the National Film Award for Best choreography in Bollywood hits. He is respected for his very popular 'Shiamak Style' of dance.

On Tuesday, Shiamak and his troupe performed at the BRICS Film Festival held at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.

In an Exclusive online interview with Jagran Post, Shiamak said that his dance company is taking the audience to a musical journey and for him every second person is a choreographer today.

Here the excerpts from the interview:

Q1. How interested are you in the cinema of other countries apart from those from Hollywood?
Ans. I’ve grown up watching films and theatre productions. I’ve watched a lot of international films as the power of storytelling has always fascinated me. It is not only hollywood, but people make brilliant films the world over. It is the cinematic experience, the story line and its portrayal that fascinates me more than where it comes from. Music, dance and films for me have no language, they are an extension of the self, of the imagination and the society that we live in.

Q2. What exactly are you going to perform/ What exactly will your performance be about, given that you will be performing at a global level?
Ans. My Dance Company is taking the audience through a musical journey through the history of Bollywood interpreted through dance movement. We boast of over a hundred years of entertaining people through our cinema that is one of the largest producers of films. The dance performances will bring out the diversity in sound, gradual process of our cinema, the colors and vibrancy of the dances and how it plays an important role in each our film.

Q3. What is your next 'Big Plan' after your performance at BRICS?

Ans. Choreographing a Bollywood film, Jagga Jasoos. My priority is always my dance school. So every day I teach students of my  one year dance certification program. We’re leading into the peak season of shows, so this last quarter is going to go by before I know it!

Q4. Your message to the Youth and to all dance maniacs.
Ans. First of all it is very important to be a good human being. As for a dancer, it is essential to be original, work hard and train well before you venture towards becoming a professional. Today, every second person is a choreographer and every third person is a dancer. With half-baked knowledge, they will never grow unless they learn and train and carry on the process. It is very important to constantly keep learning and growing, in dance and in life!

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