Actor-director-choreographer Prabhudheva says it really does not make a difference if he’s working with first-timers or veterans.
Prabhu, who teamed up with actor Sonu Sood for his recently released debut production Tutak Tutak Tutiya, says he has no apprehensions working with first time directors or producers. “I think I am the easiest guy to work with. I come on time and I am clear that whatever they tell me, I have to deliver it. I don’t indulge in lot of talking, argument or conversation. I just do it,” he says.
However Prabhu admits that the only challenge an actor might face working with first timers, is understanding. “If you know someone, you can judge their thought process, and when you don’t know them, you can’t figure out what they are thinking. That’s about it,” adds the 43-year-old actor who has also directed films such as Wanted (2009), Rowdy Rathore (2012), Singh Is Bling (2015) among others.
Prabhudheva is unlike other Bollywood stars who tend to blame the makers if a movie fails at the box office. “It’s a human tendency to blame each other if a movie doesn’t do as expected. But as an actor, I take full responsibility. It’s equally our film,” he says.
Prabhu admits that endless promotions of Hindi films do get tiresome for actors but they enjoy it too. “I see to it as part and parcel of a project. If the makers feel aggressive promotion is important, as an actor you can’t deny. (Also) it’s not suddenly that you’ll be told to visit TV shows to promote the film, we know it right from the beginning, so we are prepared. Who knows, after ten years, there might be scene wise launch, climax launch, cast announcement etc,” he laughs.
In a career spanning two and a half decades, Prabhudheva has acted in several films of different language but he says there’s no as such difference between these industries. “It’s not about a state or region, each production is different. Even two Hindi films can’t be the same. Right form technicians, production team, makers, actors would be different in style and execution, and this has its own advantage.”