He detests the idea of calling dance “frivolous” and feels the term item number sounds disrespectful. “People think of dancing as very frivolous and that is what hurts me. People call dance songs as item numbers. What is an item number? There is no such thing as item number! It is important that dance is given respect and that is what I am doing since all these years,” Shiamak said.
Shiamak feels content about being able to spread the magic of dance among people through his institute, branches of which are situated across the country.
“One of my biggest happiness is that I have taught India to dance. I feel very happy. More important is that my girls are given respect now. They are not considered cheap,” said the dance guru, who has made actresses like Karisma Kapur, Rani Mukerji and Aishwarya Rai groove his way.