Prabhudeva, who comes from south India, has directed Singh Is Bling featuring a Sikh character. Actor Akshay Kumar, who plays a sardaar in the movie, says religion has no bearing on a person’s directorial skills.
This is the second movie after Rowdy Rathore in which Prabhudeva is directing Akshay.
Asked how it was for a south Indian to direct a movie on Sikhs, Akshay said: “Religion is not necessary for directing the movie. Singh Is Kinng, which was also on a sardaar, was directed by Anees Bazmee, a Muslim.”
“It is not at all necessary that a movie on a sardaar needs to be directed by a Punjabi. In India, all castes are one and we understand each other very well. Prabhudeva has done a very good job,” Akshay added.
In Singh Is Kinng, Akshay had come under attack for sporting a trimmed beard, but this time, he has taken required steps to be on the safer side.
“I’ve taken care of all things that I had not done during Singh is Kinng. I don't want to show anything that the Sikh community or any other Indian community is hurt, like they were during Singh is Kinng. I had said ‘sorry’ then as well. This time, I had one person from the committee to keep a check on the movie,” Akshay said.
Akshay has already cleared the air that his new movie, releasing on October 2, is not a sequel to Singh is Kinng.