Remo D’Souza, the choreographer-turned-director who suffered a heart attack on Friday, is stable and recovering, his friends and family said on social media.
On Monday, his wife Lizelle D’Souza posted a short video of D’Souza tapping his legs to a song and thanked everyone for their support.
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The 46-year-old choreographer had suffered a heart attack on December 11 and was rushed to the ICU of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai. He underwent angiography after doctors found a blockage in an artery. His condition was told stable and under observation on the same day.
A report by The Times of India quoted Ramesh Taurani, who produced the 2018 Hindi action thriller film Race 3 which is helmed by D’Souza, as saying, “I spoke to Remo’s wife. A stent (a metal mesh inserted in surgical procedures to make blood flow freely in blocked coronary arteries) has been put. He is stable now.” The report also quoted D’Souza’s friend Aamir Ali, who spoke to him over the phone, as saying, “Remo is much better now. He has always been a fit guy and I see him being as fit as before again very soon.”
On Sunday, veteran Hindi actor Amitabh Bachchan sent his wishes for a speedy recovery on Twitter along with a video clip of D’Souza saying he is a fan of Bachchan while judging a bunch of contestants during a dance reality show alongside actor Shilpa Shetty.
.. get well Remo .. prayers !!🙏🙏🙏 and thank you for your wishes https://t.co/YpB5uS9zEe
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 13, 2020
Apart from being a choreographer, D’Souza has directed several films based on dance, including the 2013 Indian 3D dance drama film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (starring Prabhu Deva), its sequel in 2015, and the 2020 dance-drama Street Dancer 3D (starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor alongside Prabhu Deva).
He has also been a judge at dance reality shows like Dance India Dance, Dance Plus, and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.