Varun Dhawan grooves to hip-hop festival Vivid Shuffle's anthem

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Varun Dhawan proved his dancing skills in Remo D’Souza’s dance film ABCD 2, and since then the actor has been promoting the hip-hop style n India. Now, we hear that Varun has put his celebrity clout behind the hip-hop festival Vivid Shuffle in his bid to encourage youngsters to take up the dance form. The October actor revisited the dance style as he shot for the festival anthem at a South Mumbai venue on Wednesday. The anthem is aptly titled Ready to Shuffle.

The dance was choreographed by Filipino choreographer Ruel Dausan Varindani. Despite being one of the best dancers in the Hindi film industry Varun said that it was not easy to impress the choreographer. The actor had to do extensive rehearsals in B-boying, freestyle, and locking and popping under Varindani’s watchful eyes before the choreographer let him face the camera. The track has been rendered by Raftaar. Talking about his experience of grooving to the track Dhawan said that Ruel wanted Raftaar and him to do a routine in one go and he really pushed them to get the best out.

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Ruel is a Filipino dance director who shot to fame with the reality show Super Dancer and choreographed Ranbir Kapoor’s song Galti Se Mistake from Jagga Jasoos which was directed by Anurag Basu who was also one of the judges in Super Dancer. The song fetched him the Filmfare Best Choreographer Award as well. 

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Ruel described Varun as a “born dancer” and heaped praises on him. He said, “It's always a delight to work with Varun. He brings genuine passion to the table, and his moves have a zing to them. He is doing his best to bring hip-hop to the forefront.”

Check out Varun dancing to Ruel's steps here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlVVr1nhlKD/?hl=en&taken-by=ruelhiphop

The hip-hop festival Vivid Shuffle will kick-start next month. It is a pan-India competition with 5 regional rounds and one grand finale where individuals and crews will get the chance to battle it out across a variety of styles.  It is the first-ever event at such a large scale and also offers India’s largest cash prize pool for a hip-hop dance festival.

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