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Fresh cast in Prabhu Deva’s next film

After Wanted and Rowdy Rathore, director will rope in new faces for a love story. Kumar Taurani’s son, Girish, is set to make his debut in the film. In the film, which is likely to be shot in Rajasthan, actor Shruti Haasan is rumoured to star opposite him.

bollywood Updated: Jul 12, 2012 11:49 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times
Prabhu Deva,Girish Taurani,Kumar Taurani

After this year’s hit, Rowdy Rathore, actor-turned-choreographer-turned-director Prabhu Deva will flag off his third Hindi film in August. The film, which is likely to be shot in Rajasthan, will see Kumar Taurani’s (owner of Tips) 24-year-old son Girish make his acting debut. Actor Shruti Haasan is rumoured to star opposite him, but Taurani refuses to confirm: “We’re still in talks and will make an announcement soon.”

Prabhu Deva says, “It’s an old commitment and will be a challenge for me because after Wanted (2009) and Rowdy Rathore (2012) with Salman (Khan) and Akshay (Kumar), I will be working with new actors. The boy (Girish) is good and I promise the film will be a commercial entertainer with a lot of song and dance. It should hit theatres next summer.”

Taurani adds that Prabhu is really excited about the project: "We signed him two years ago and, since then, we’ve had almost 40 meetings with him. Even though he’s a big name today, Prabhu remains down to earth. The film is a remake of one of the south Indian films he directed about seven years ago."

Though Taurani refuses to divulge further details, the film is reportedly a remake of the award-winning Telugu movie, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, which starred south actors Siddharth and Trisha.

While Prabhu has been scouting for locations, Girish is getting into shape for the role, working with a trainer from South Africa. “He’s (Girish) also been taking dance lessons for the last one year with one of Prabhu’s assistants, who will debut as a choreographer with the film,” says Taurani. “They’ve gone through almost 30 routines and, by now, are confident of pulling anything off.”

First Published: Jul 12, 2012 11:29 IST