Mithun Chakraborty’s evergreen dance blockbuster musical “Disco Dancer” is in the works as a musical, and is slated for release around Diwali this year.
Work on the project, led by songwriting duo Salim-Sulaiman, began last year and initial plans were to launch the musical in May 2020. However, it had to be put on hold in March due to the lockdown. and a new release date is now underway. planned around Diwali.
“We are restarting Disco Dancer. Some of us are vaccinated and some of them need it. Things have changed a lot right now and we want to restart it when everyone has taken the first dose. We’re almost ready to release it, but things are a bit preliminary. We hope to publish it near Diwali, ”Salim Merchant told IANS.
Speaking about why they chose ‘Disco Dancer’, he said, “It was Mithun Chakraborty’s greatest movie. All the songs in these movies are massive hits, whether it’s “ Yaad aa raha hai ”, “ I’m a disco dancer ”, “ Goron ki na kalon ki ”, “ Jimmy Jimmy ”, “ Auva auva ” – musically he has a lot of amazing songs. In terms of the style of music, which is disco, it can never go out of style. It’s still there right now and people still move around it, dance to it, enjoy, listen. It has a classic touch. “
“We have taken over the rights to ‘Disco Dancer’ from B. Subhash. Our company Gravity Zero (Entertainment) is basically a musical company. We did ‘Umrao Jaan’ before that, ”said Salim.
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