It is unfair to judge newcomer’s talent instantly, says Prabhudeva

Choreographer-actor-director Prabhudheva talks about fresh breed of dancers and on veteran choreographers taking up direction.

bollywood Updated: Nov 06, 2016 11:00 IST
Monika Rawal
Monika Rawal
Hindustan Times
Prabhudheva,Farah Khan,Remo D'Souza
Filmmaker Prabhudheva says a newbie dancer’s true potential may not be immediately visible.(HT Photo)

Choreographer turned actor-director Prabhudheva has acted in several regional and Hindi films besides giving some of the most popular dance numbers the film industry has ever seen. In spite of that, his humility is unmatched.

While many veteran choreographers would trash newbie dancers or pinpoint flaws in their dancing, Prabhudheva believes that everyone is good in their own way.

“These things keep changing. Every 10 years, new people will join the industry, and we feel that it’s not the same as earlier. It is unfair to judge a newcomer (new talent) instantly. We might realise their true potential in a few years. So it’s better to wait and watch before judging them,” says Prabhudheva, who was last seen in Sonu Sood debut production Tutak Tutak Tutiya.

About the trend of choreographers such as Remo D’Souza and Farah Khan charting a new path, Prabhudheva says that it’s only natural for them to do so, since they have plenty of experience. In fact, Prabhu himself has made a mark in Bollywood as a director with hit films such as Wanted (2009), Rowdy Rathore (1012), R... Rajkumar (2013) and Singh is Bling (2015). “It’s not overnight that we choreographers become directors. People like Farah and Remo have been there for almost two decades now. They are brilliant and that’s why even producers give them opportunity and top actors are keen to work with them,” says Prabhu.

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First Published: Nov 06, 2016 10:41 IST