By Hindustan Times
Bollywood is currently coping with an unprecedented situation. The industry is suddenly short of background dancers. Producer Shubir Mukherjee, who brought Hollywood actor Judith Shekoni of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 2) fame, and planned to shoot an extravagant song for his next film,
Club Dancers, says, “I required 100 dancers, but had to make do with 30.” Cashing on the situation, the few dancers that the producer managed to get, quoted a large sum. “I had to pay quite a lot. Not double, but at least one and a half times more,” says Shubir.
The reason behind this sudden shortage — some filmmakers, such as Remo D’ Souza and Ayan Mukerji are believed to have blocked many dancers. While Remo’s ABCD — Anybody Can Dance, featured many junior dancers, Mukerji booked around 600 dancers for a song he is shooting with Madhuri Dixit