Ever since they first collaborated on the film, Rowdy Rathore (2012), choreographer and director Prabhudheva and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar have shared a special bond. The director’s upcoming film, Singh Is Bliing (SIB), also stars Akshay in the lead role. Ask Prabhudheva about his relationship with the star, and he says, "He is special, not just to me, but to everyone he works with. He is full of positivity. Usually I am among the first ones to reach the sets of my films, but there have been times when he has reached the sets even before me."
SIB also stars Lara Dutta, who is set to return to films after a two-year hiatus. Prabhudheva credits Akshay and the actor’s business partner, Ashwini Yardi, for getting her on board. "Though she has been away from films for so many years, she suited this role. She is very professional," says the director.
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While Prabhudheva is a popular choreographer himself, he avoids choreographing songs for his own films. "It is a conscious decision to have one more brain working on the film. That person will bring in a new style, and give the movie a new outlook. I prefer that," he says.
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