After spending about two decades in the industry as a choreographer, actor, dancer and director, Prabhu Deva says he felt like a beginner on the sets of his upcoming film, ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance.
The 39-year-old is returning to acting with the Remo D’Souza-directed film after his stint as a successful filmmaker in the industry. He was last seen playing a full-fledged Hindi film role in Sapnay (1997) opposite actor Kajol. “I felt like a newcomer on the sets after sharing screen space with the young talent. I am not a regular hero. It was a good experience working with them because I was learning small steps from my co-stars. I didn’t face any problem because Remo guided me well. I took up the project because of him,” he says.
The film stars former dance reality show, Dance India Dance, participants Salman, Dharmesh, Prince, Mayuresh and Vrushali. It will hit theatres on February 2013.
The only obstacle that came across the Wanted and Rowdy Rathore director was his inability to speak the Hindi language. But he took it up as a challenge and delivered his dialogues himself without taking the help of a dubbing artiste.
“Delivering my dialogues in Hindi was a test for me. My director gave me the dialogues and I used to sit in my caravan and memorise them. I worked hard to get the correct emotion associated with my dialogues and rest of the things were taken care of by Remo,” he says.