Saurabh Prajapati uses contemporary dance techniques in ‘Shonk Se’
Choreographer Saurabh Prajapati has drawn attention for his choreography in the recently released “Shonk Se” music video, featuring Mohsin Khan and Sonarika Bhadoria. It is sung by Afsana Khan.
“When they gave me the song, ‘Shonk Se’ and when I first heard it, I fell in love with it. The composition, the lyrics were so powerful. Afsana Khan’s voice! way she sang it… That’s when I was like that, I also wanted to do something different in that song, and that’s when I decided to use different vocabulary, different techniques of contemporary dance in song.”
“The emotion she expresses is what I wanted to express through my dance moves. When words can’t express your feelings, it’s art that helps you,” he says.
The choreographer adds that he always wanted to do something different in each of his projects, and “Shonk Se” gave him the opportunity to try something unique.
“Contemporary dance is my favorite dance form and I have always wanted to introduce this dance form into Bollywood acts. It was a challenge I took on a few years ago and eventually introduced these forms and international dance techniques in a few of my projects.. In Shonk Se, if you see, you will find very different visuals. I used smog and also heavy fabric in my choreography to make it look different.
“It’s not what is usually done in Bollywood acts. For me, the idea is always to do something new for the audience. There must be new creative ideas that we add for it to have fresh air,” says Saurabh. , who choreographed and performed the numbers “Tenu Meri Umar Lag Jaave” with Terence Lewis and “Fidaai” with Elli AvRam and Salman Yusuf Khan.
Talking about working with actors Mohsin Khan and Sonarika Bhadoria in ‘Shonk Se’, Saurabh said, “It was a pleasure to work with them, they are both very friendly and laid back. We share a great bond. , I want to mention that Sonarika has never had professional training in dance styles such as contemporary dance.”
“Apparently she only had one day, in fact, only a few hours to learn this choreography. But I respect her for her effort 100%. I was so impressed with the kind of passion she showed. I was like, ‘Let’s do it! as important to make it look awesome.
In the meantime, the choreographer has much more planned for the future.
“I’m so happy that everyone loves this clip. The choreography, the visuals…there are so many more great things to come. I can’t wait to share it with everyone. I’ve given so many years to train myself in these international dance forms and finally, I present it in front of you guys.”