Choreographer Bosco Martis calls out filmmakers for not giving credit in lengthy Instagram post: ‘It’s Heartbreaking’

Bollywood choreographer Bosco Martis, who is one half of the duo Bosco–Caesar, has written a lengthy post in Instagram, where he has addressed the issue of insufficient credit for choreographers in the Hindi film industry.

The acclaimed dancer shed light on their ongoing struggle to have the names of choreographers featured in promotional material for films.

Taking to his official Instagram account, Bosco said its ‘heartbreaking’ to see that the choreographers are not ‘celebrated’ like actors, directors or singers. He also tagged several renowned choreographers like Prabhu Deva, Vaibhavi Merchant, Ganesh Acharya, Farah Khan, Remo D’Souza, Terence Lewis, and others.

“My oath to the future of choreographers. It’s been 22 years we been doing choreography and still find it a struggle to put our names on any promotional material of movies. Where the song and dance are celebrated by the nation and also world wide. I have shared so many reels of aspiring dancers and the ones who love to dance on our songs we have choreographed. But sometimes it’s so sad to say that nobody knows who has choreographed the song till we don’t push our names,” he wrote.

Bosco added, “Off late we felt the heat when we could not see our names promotional material of the song where in the music director is mentioned and not the choreographer. I guess it’s high time the choreographers should be celebrated. When the Music Directors, Lyricst, Singer or the Writer is celebrated then why not the Choreographer who makes the actors and the nation Dance. It’s heartbreaking! Hoping there will be corrections made for the future of Choreographers and their names will be mentioned on all promotional platforms specially on posters, radio or another promotional material in relation to the song choreographed. Hope the choreographers wake up to this and definitely fight for the rights. Long live dancing and entertainment.”

He also added ‘#JusticeToChoreographers’ in his caption.

Several other choreographers re-shared Bosco Martis’ post on their Instagram stories and extended their support. Echoing his sentiments, choreographer Rahul Shetty commented, “Glad you spoke about it for the entire fraternity and for the future generations of choreographers… nothing can be more special than recognition for any artist for their craft… thank you so much putting it out there.. keep inspiring 🔥love you.”

Martis recently choreographed the steps of Sher Khul Gaye song from Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s upcoming feature Fighter.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)