Actors Sonakshi Sinha and Shahid Kapoor may have paired up in a film for the first time, but the duo already has one thing in common — their love for dance and praise for Prabhu Dheva, the man who has directed them in R...Rajkumar. Talking about his experience of dancing for Prabhu in the film, Shahid says, “This film has a lot of dancing in it. Although I am a dancer, it was back-breaking. Prabhu sir told me, ‘Shahid, you are 32 — if you don’t dance now, will you dance when you are 42?’”
And Sona, who has worked with Prabhu Deva earlier (Rowdy Rathore, OMG:OH My God), credits him for making her dance the way she does. “Khulke nachna mujhe Prabhu sir ne sikhaya, and I think it keeps getting better every time I work with him,” she says, and adds with a giggle, “I’d say I have learned how to be a junglee from him.”
In fact, the on-screen couple says that dance helped them create their chemistry. “Honestly, Sonakshi and I didn’t know each other at all before we shot for the film, but it didn’t take much time for us to break the ice, as we both love dancing,” says Shahid.