I want to take up acting: Choreographer Terence Lewis

Terence Lewis says it's time to do something new and he is keen to enter the realm of acting. The choreographer is looking for unconventional roles in realistic movies, which are fun to watch.

Friday, September 14, 2012 | 11:56:03 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 9 Comments  |  4242 Views

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Terence Lewis says it's time to do something new and he is keen to enter the realm of acting. The choreographer is looking for unconventional roles in realistic movies, which are fun to watch.

"I want to take up acting. That is something I always wanted to do but I steered towards dancing. I have been dancing for a long time now and I want to look at other avenues as well," he said.

The Mumbai-born 38-year-old runs Terence Lewis Dance Academy in Mumbai and specialises in Indian folk, contemporary and neo-classical dance forms.

"I want to do movies that I can believe in. I want unconventional yet fun cinema. I don't want to do depressing films. We live in a country where news is already depressing. No one wants to take a depression pill. I want to deal with tricky situations and make it funny and quirky," he added.

He tags superhero or typical Bollywood films as childish.

"It also doesn't have to be superhero or typical Bollywood films. Those are childish for me. Right now all the movies that have become a hit are in that category. This means that our audience still has the thinking of a 10-year-old. Take interesting subjects but don't make it boring. Make it funny and satirical," he said.

The choreographer has received one or two offers till now, but has not found anything interesting enough to take it up.

"There have been one or two offers, but nothing so exciting. I want to do something different. I don't prefer a dance film, but if it comes, I will do it. It's an obvious choice. It's not like I want to be famous or earn money. I just want to contribute to good cinema," he said.

"My agency has many directors on board, so there are talks. I am going to now actively approach people. There are some directors who are making amazing cinema like Anurag Basu, Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bhardwaj and lots of interesting roles in their films which I would want to do," he added saying he wants to de-glam himself for his roles.

"I want to change my look (for films), leave the glossiness and probably look like someone from the streets."

Another wish on his list is to take up direction one day, but said that the "responsibility is tremendous".

"You need to be responsible for every department and right now I can't take so much stress. I would go completely crazy handling so much. The whole gambit of technical and (handling) emotional aspects of other people takes time. I would direct a film for sure but not now," said Lewis who will be seen as one of the judges in Life OK's talent show "Hindustan Ke Hunarbaaz" going on air in October.

He has been a judge on two season of dance reality show "Dance India Dance".

 

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  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 9:52pmpriyanka1970

    I all ways dreaming how is look like when you ar actor?see now you ar going to act.I m all ways with you. congratulation dear.

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  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 3:48pmCshafkat

    terence sir you rock. hoping to see you in a lead role in a movie. all the best :)

  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 11:42amSRK-GCfan

    love u so much terence sir
    u r absolutely amazing

  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 7:54amAmritaSehdev

    Wow ! That's what I'm really looking forward to...Go for it..you are Incredible..and you can do anything..All the best..Hope to see you soon in movies...!!:)

  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 6:38amRupanjalloveMK

    Really interesting Terence sir! Go for it!

  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 1:49amlidvin

    Terrance sir, waiting for any project u do. You keep smiling love u.

  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 1:47amP.Srinivas

    I nknew it one day he will anounce his desire to become Bollwod actor.He is soo handsome.He should defenetly try his luck in acting.all the best Terence

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  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 1:43amFair-n-luvly

    Terrence sir,I love youBig smile

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    lidvin
  • Posted on: 14 September 2012 at 1:23amNxt_rockstar

    Love you Terence sir for whatever you do..
    You are one perfectionist..
    waiting for all your upcoming projects..

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    lidvin

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