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When Shraddha- Varun’s love story got too real

Varun and ShraddhaIt is a known fact that Shraddha and Varun come from a filmy family and their fathers have worked together for many years. As children, Shraddha and Varun would often be accompanied with their parents on outdoor shoots. On one such schedules at a hill station, Shraddha, being all of 8 years-old, had been nursing a crush on the mischievous child Varun. She decided to profess her love to Varun. Shraddha’s proposal, however, did not go as planned.

“I was only 8-years-old and I had a crush on him so I thought I should just tell him to his face, but as soon as I began to speak I got nervous and decided to say “I love you” backwards to him. I then told Varun that I am saying a sentence backwards, so he must listen carefully. Then I said ‘You – love – I’. But it was too complicated for a little boy to digest because he gave me a stern “NO” and just ran away from there! It’s been a joke between us ever since” laughs Shraddha.

So it was déjà vu of sorts for the actress when she had to shoot a romantic song on Mount Brute in the USA with Varun. “It was a romantic song in a beautiful mountainous location and I suddenly burst out laughing when I realized what had happened the last time I professed my love to Varun on a hill.  Varun and the unit were all wondering why I got into a sudden burst of laughter.  I reminded Varun how he had ran off the last time we were together on a hill top as kids and we both had a good laugh about it. Varun’s reaction was much better this time around though,” said Shraddha.

With stunning international locales, foot-tapping music, sizzling performances, ABCD 2 stars youth sensations Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. The actors will be seen grooving with Prabhudheva and the ace choreographer Remo D’Souza will be directing them. The film is based on the real life struggle of a Mumbai based dance troupe who go on to win the World Hip-Hop dance championship.

Disney’s ABCD 2 releases in UK cinemas on 19th June 2015. 

ABCD 2 UK Release

Varun Dhawan trains under Prashant for his look for ABCD 2

Varun in ABCD2Varun Dhawan, who will next be seen in UK cinemas in ABCD 2, has trained hard to become lean for the film.

Varun has been trained by celebrity fitness guru Prashant who has trained Shahrukh Khan as well.

Prashant says, “When I got to know of ‘ABCD 2’ and that varun was playing  the lead, I sat down with Varun to stratergise the kind of body he wants. Remo Sir had instructed that he wanted Varun to look ripped and lean at the same time, just like a dancer’s body.”

“After Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badlapur which required different looks, achieving the cut-edge body for ABCD 2 was a challenge but varun was very dedicated to achieve his body. We religiously worked out every single day
Varun is extremely dedicated and gives his 100%; he had to train for dance twice in the day but even after that he used to workout both before and after the shoot without fail,” added Prashant.

Speaking of managing the kind of food the actor consumed during the training, Prashant said, “His diet was also monitored by us. We initially kept him on a low carb diet  but when shooting started we put him on a high carb and protein diet and eventually we got the body we were looking for. I am happy that I could deliver what was asked of me and put up with the expectations.”

ABCD2 releases in UK cinemas on 19th June 2015.

Watch: Bezubaan Phir Se from ‘ABCD 2’

Disney India has released the first song promo, Bezubaan Phir Se, from their upcoming dance film, ABCD 2.

The film features Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva and is the sequel to Remo D’Souza’s 2013 dance-based film ABCD-Any Body Can Dance.

The story of the film traces the journey of an Indian dance troupe, a motley assortment of boys and girls who come from the back streets of a Mumbai suburb; their rise to fame, sudden downfall and then their heroic attempt to seek vindication by regaining their lost glory and pride. Will they be able to achieve success at the biggest International platform? ABCD 2 is a grand 3D Dance Film which travels to the vibrant city of Las Vegas and is a bitter-sweet journey of love, friendship, betrayal, honour and redemption.

ABCD 2 is set to release in UK cinemas on 19th June 2015.

Disney India creates its first local franchise with #ABCD2

Taking forward Disney’s legacy of building extremely successful franchises worldwide, Disney India is creating a unique experience with ABCD – Any Body Can Dance for all Indian fans. With ABCD 2, a sequel to the first successful instalment ABCD, the company is planning to extend the cinematic experience to a television show on bindass; a dance inspired game and branded merchandise.

The franchise will be Disney India’s first effort to create multiple touch- points of the ABCD phenomena across various platforms. Weaving in a narrative themed around dance, friendship, love and courage, the concept lends itself into a great franchise opportunity and offer fans a complete ABCD branded experience.

Watch the trailer of ABCD 2 featuring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva here:

“Globally Disney has created some of the biggest franchises, and we are excited to have now developed our first truly local franchise with dance at its core. Our creative teams across the company are focused on delivering great content, quality products and memorable experiences for our family audiences, across platforms of their choice. With ABCD, we have created a franchise which is tailored to provide its fans with a unique multi-platform experience”, said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney India.

Shraddha Kapoor & Varun Dhawan

With the first edition of ABCD performing phenomenally well at the box office, Disney India is all set to release the sequel on an even higher note. With stunning international locales, foot-tapping music, sizzling performances, the film stars youth sensations – Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. They will be seen grooving with Prabhudheva and ace choreographer Remo D’Souza directing them. The film is based on the real life struggle of a Mumbai based dance troupe who go on to win the World Hip-Hop dance championship.

Along with witnessing this dance extravaganza on the big screen, fans can also own a piece of the film with cool ABCD merchandise. Disney India’s Consumer Products business has tied-up with Voxpop Clothing for an exclusive branded range of apparel and accessories around the movie. Disney India’s youth channel bindass, will also be coming up with a special dance series themed around ABCD. This show will trace the journey of three passionate dancers who come together to pursue their dream of representing India at one of the biggest international dance stages in the world. In addition to this, Indiagames, Disney India’s gaming arm will be developing a rhythm based game where fans can engage with their favourite movie characters and dance their feet off on their mobile phones. 

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ABCD as a concept is and will always remain close to my heart as it allowed me to explore my passion for direction, along with dance.  The phenomenal response to the movie made me realize the significance of dance in the hearts and minds of audiences in India.  With a promise of a television show, branded merchandise and a game, I am extremely delighted to be a part of this dance-inspired franchise” remarks Remo D’Souza, director ABCD and ABCD 2.

ABCD 2 in 3D releases in UK cinemas on 19th June 2015 through UTV Motion Pictures.

Shraddha Kapoor

Poster: Disney’s #ABCD2 featuring Varun Dhawan & Shraddha Kapoor

Disney India has released the official poster of their upcoming 3D dance film, ABCD2 starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva.

The film is directed by Remo D’Souza and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and UTV Motion Pictures. The 3D dance film, based on true events, is a sequel to 2013’s ABCD: Any Body Can Dance. The first trailer will be released digitally on 22nd April. 

UTV Motion Pictures will release ABCD2 UK cinemas on 19th June 2015.