25 December, 2015
Choreographer Firoz A Khan speaks about his upcoming music video titled Naina Mahare Mantar along with the television hunk Gurmeet Choudhary
Firoz A Khan is known for his dancing steps but now the choreographer is all set to not only direct an upcoming music video but also act in it. Sung by Mika Singh, the peppy party music video features Firoz with television’s handsome hunk Gurmeet Choudhary. Excerpts from the interview
How did Naina Mahare Mantar happen?
Music director Rashid Khan happens to be my close friend. He is known for his romantic tracks but this time around he decided to do something out of the box. He created this dance number which is sung by Mika Singh. He wanted me to direct this video as well as simultaneously act in it along with Mika. I heard the song and loved it. We decided on the concept and were almost ready with it. But Mika and my schedules used to clash. We were never free at the same time. So instead of Mika we decided to take Gurmeet Choudhary on board. Gurmeet has been my student. He is very enthusiastic with regard to dance and action so we decided to do it. We shot at various locations. It is a very long song.
What is the music video all about?
It is about two friends who are roaming and partying all the way. They tend to like the same girl. It is fun.
How was it working with Gurmeet?
I had a very good experience working with Gurmeet. We have been searching for opportunities to work together and finally we got this music video where I am both directing and acting with him. We had an amazing chemistry. We had plans of releasing it before the end of this year but somehow we weren’t able to do so. The video will release in January.
How different was it to work in front of camera?
I never felt it was difficult. Even while choreographing, I am used to showing expressions along with the steps. This time I was doing it in front of the camera. That is it. The only difficulty was that we had time constraint. We had to shoot in various locations in a very short time.
Did you have any acting aspirations before?
Not really. In was there in ABCD as an actor. You always have that acting keeda somewhere inside you. I have done ads and modelling too.
Who is your all time favourite actor?
My all time favourite actor is Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar.
Any actor you wish to work with?
I would love to work with Ranveer Singh. The actor is very enthusiastic and is known to give his 200 per cent in everything he does. So I think it would be great to work with him.