After 5 years of direction Prabhudeva now wants to focus on acting

  • Subhash K Jha, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2016 19:43 IST
Prabhudeva in a still from the film, Any Body Can Dance. (Youtube grab)

For the first time in five years in his extremely prolific and versatile career, choreographer-director Prabhudheva is focusing exclusively on acting.

As he wraps up the shooting of his new acting assignment a Hindi-Tamil-Telugu tri-lingual entitled Abhinetri Prabhu takes time off to discuss why he isn’t directing a film right now.

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“It’s not as if I’ve planned it this way. I’ve never planned many things that I’ve done in life. It’s all happened on its own. It was just chance that I got pulled away from the South to direct a series of films in Hindi. When Rowdy Rathore became a hit I was offered several Hindi films to direct.So I was cut off not only from acting but also from Chennai where my two sons go to school.”

Prabhu is now in Chennai and enjoying his stint as an actor in the South. “It was my colleague and friend in Mumbai Remo d’Souza who re-addicted me to acting with ABCD and its sequel. Now here I am doing a role in my own production.”

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Prabhu, who is a producer of the film, says, “See when you are an actor you’ve to worry only about getting your shots right. When you are a director you have to worry about everything on the sets. As a producer you get maximum responsibility. I am in that zone right now.”

Abhinetri invents a new genre for Indian cinema. He says, “It’s a horror-comedy.I don’t think that’s been done in Hindi before.It also has a very strong emotional content.So there is a bit of everything, plus it’s in three languages.So the post-production is taking longer than usual. We’ve shot Abhinetri in three languages, not dubbed the film Tamil Telugu and Hindi. We’ve shot three different versions.”

Now begins the struggle to release all three versions simultaneously.

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