The 45-year-old was a choreographer before he became an actor. He then returns to choreographing after 20 years with his forthcoming film Calling Mr Jao B Carvalho in which he directs a song. The actor says that dance is his passion.
“I am enjoying it and it feels good. Dancing is my passion and I enjoy dancing. It has been ages since I did my kind of dance. So I am enjoying it now. I have done the choreography, movements, and body language,” he said.
Calling Mr. Joe B Carvalho is a comedy film which stars Soha Ali Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Javed Jaffrey and Geeta Basra among others.
“I felt I won’t be able to do it. But now I feel like choreographing at least one song in every film like Prabhudheva,” he added.
Arshad made his debut in 1996 with Tere Mere Sapne. Now he is hoping to choreograph at leasr one song in each of his films.
The actor accepts that dance today has completely changed. He used to Choreograph for plays and jazz performances.
“I had never done film songs, I used to do English, modern jazz and plays. I did just one film, the title credit role track of Roop Ki Raani Choron Ka Raja. It was very different. Definitely, the trend has changed, what happened then and what happens today is completely different,” he said.
He further added: “But if you are a dancer, then it is not tough to adapt. A dancer is a dancer. if I can do jazz, then I can also do modern jazz, break and Hindi dance also. Give me anything, I can even do Bharatnatyam if taught,”
Arshad Warsi won the Indian dance competition in 1991. Later on, he went on to bag the fourth prize in the modern jazz category in 1992 World Dance championship held in London.