I never say no to Farah Khan: Geeta Kapur
Mumbai: "I am lucky to have two mothers," says choreographer Geeta Kapur referring to her biological mom and her mentor Farah Khan whose request she never turns down.
"I never say no to Farah. If she calls me for something, I say yes without any second thoughts," Kapur said during a group interview.
"I am lucky to have two mothers. One is my own mother and the other is Farah Khan. I have been with her since I was 15 and she cares for me like her own child," she added.
Kapur joined the ace choreographer-filmmaker Farah`s group at the age of 15 and assisted her in some of the blockbusters like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’.
After movies, Kapur moved to the small screen and the 39-year-old judged dance shows like ‘Dance India Dance’, ‘DID L`il Masters’, ‘DID Doubles’ and ‘Dance Ke Superkids’.
Her next small screen assignment is dance reality show ‘India`s Dancing Superstar’ (IDS).
Talking about the format of IDS, she said: "The basic format of the show allows people from different genres (of dance) to come in. Another technical thing about the show is when you come on the show, you don`t have to know 10 different styles of dancing. You only need to know one, you just need to enhance the one style that you know."
Actor Riteish Deshmukh and fellow choreographer Ashley Lobo will join Kapur on the judges` panel. However, she will miss Mithun Chakraborty, who featured as Grandmaster on the earlier shows.
"Even if I had met him on any other show, I would have still missed him for the person he is. But I really think Riteish is making an effort now," she said.
Not every participant is a skilled dancer, but Kapur feels that there are no bad performers and even refuses to call herself a good dancer.
"I won`t say I am a good dancer because I`m still learning. And there is nothing called bad dancing, either you don`t know dancing or you don`t care whether you know dancing or not."
She added: "I like all the performance. At least they are making an effort. It`s just that they cannot be accommodated on the show (IDS)."
For Geeta, dealing with children is easier compared to adult participants.
She feels children are very mature and if you tell them what went wrong, they will still be okay with it. She added: "The kids don`t take things to heart, but it`s seniors and elders who get offended and take it to heart."
What about movie projects?
"I am not working on any project now. I like doing events. And I am happy and satisfied doing it."