Sekhar Master has spoken about working with Sai Pallavi on 'Love Story'. Directed by Sekhar Kammula, the film has got two full-fledged songs for the 'Fidaa' actress. Catch him talk about the experience of working on the dance-based drama.
I have choreographed two full songs and three bit songs. Naga Chaitanya is a zumba trainer. So, he has got three bit songs.
Besides 'Saranga Dariya', which has clocked 6 million views in 24 hours, Sai Pallavi has got a rain song. Sai Pallavi is a matchless dancer, who knows classical dancing. Her expressions and grace are superb. Nobody can replace her. Every movement, every posture she pulls off is perfect. As a choreographer, I am so happy to work with her every time. I have never seen her say that she can't do a dance movement.
It was I who choreographed 'Vachinde' from 'Fidaa'. Sekhar Kammula garu is very clear about what he wants. He wants the dances to be natural. So, I attune my choreography as per his requirements. Sai Pallavi has only made my choreography more gracious.
After 'Vachinde', 'Yevando Nani Garu' and 'Rowdy Baby', expectations from Sai Pallavi are sky-high. That's why the pressure on the choreographer kills. I took three days for 'Saranga Dariya'. It could be completed that fast only because of Sai Pallavi.
With Kammula garu, songs are always organic. Dances don't look artificial. The songs are interspersed with the flow of the film. The director always follows the lyrics. For songs like 'Saranga Dariya', only cinematic or only folk doesn't work. It has to be a mix of both.
Different directors have different tastes. Kammula garu looks for song situations in the story. It's interesting to work with makers like him. Choreographers have to go by lyrics-based choreography.
I have had acting offers. Those who are visible on TV always get acting offers. But acting is not my cup of tea. The likes of Johnny Master, Pradeep Machiraju are into acting nowadays.