Hollywood stars are more professional: Sandip Soparrkar
New Delhi: From stars like Shakira and Britney Spears to our very own Hrithik Roshan, dancer-turned- choreographer Sandip Soparrkar has worked with them all and feels that Hollywood stars are far more professional in their work.
While an international star would rehearse for days before filming a dance sequence, our Bollywood celebs are far too busy to dedicate that amount of time, Soparrkar said.
"The professional level is much higher in Hollywood. I was working with Penelope Cruz for the musical `Nine` and she rehearsed for almost 12 days for a 22-second piece. So the level of dedication is much more. Sometimes a Bollywood star would just come on the sets and perform," Soparrkar told reporters.
According to him, it is easier choreographing for a film in Hollywood than here, as the one has to concentrate only on the dance and not worry about the shots.
"Every shot is broken up more precisely in a Hollywood film, you know what the dance is going to look like. There the choreographers only handle the dancing, but here they also have to worry about camera angles and positioning," he said.
The choreographer, who specialises in Latin American ballroom dancing, is juggling between Bollywood and Hollywood these days. His latest release would be `Kites` which stars Hrithik, Kangna Ranaut and Mexican actress Barbara Mori.
"I am really excited and looking forward to the film. Hrithik is a superb dancer. Only thing Mr Rakesh Roshan told me before we started working was - `Hrithik is playing a choreographer in the film, you are one in real life, so make him look like yourself`," said Soparrkar.
"But the biggest surprise in the film is Kangna. People have never seen this side of her. They have always seen her doing a mad role so they don`t know what she would look like in something like this. She has amazed me and I am sure that she would amaze the viewers as well," he added.
Sandip will be next making actress Priyanka Chopra dance to his tunes in Vishal Bhardwaj`s `Saat Khoon Maaf`.
"We haven`t started working yet on Saat Khoon Maaf, I just had one conversation with Priyanka. I have done one ad with her before, she is a beautiful dancer," Soparrkar said.
Just like other established choreographers in the country, Soparrkar also has judged a few reality shows. He is currently a part of a kids dance contest `DID Li`l Masters` on Zee TV alongwith director Farah Khan.
"Apart from the regular stuff that you see in any dance contest, this show will come up with some authentic dance forms and that`s why I am here. We have a segment in the show dedicated to a particular dance form," he said.