Prabhudheva turned a year older on Sunday with a quiet lunch with his two sons who had flown in from Chennai to Mumbai.
Says Prabhu, “They were here, as it was a Sunday. They flew back on Sunday afternoon in time for their school on Monday.”
The actor-dancer-choreographer-filmmaker has been busy with his tri-lingual acting assignment in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu . Prabhu who started shooting for the film in January has taken time off from direction.
Says Prabhu, “I did act in Remo D’Souza’s ABCD 2 last year. But it’s been a while since I faced the camera in Tamil or Telugu. I’ve been busy directing films. I took three months off to act in this film.”
He says he had no choice. “I wanted a hero who didn’t charge money. I was the only one willing to do this film for free, since I am the co-producer.”
Prabhu says he was enthused to face the camera for this 3-language film for its uniqueness. “For the first time the director Vijay attempted the horror-comedy genre in Hindi cinema. We haven’t really done a horror-comedy in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.”
Prabhu had a different team working with him on each of the 3 versions. “We shot the three separate languages as three separate films. Though Tammanaah, Sonu Sood and I feature in all three versions, the supporting cast of actors playing our friends is different in Tamil Telugu and Hindi.Each of three films will be culture-specific.”
The dancer-choreographer actor says he enjoys acting. “It frees me from the responsibilities that come with direction and choreography . After every shot I can breathe easy and relax.”
So enthused is Prabhu by his multi-lingual on-camera experience that he now intends to direct a film in Tamil or Telugu.
“For the last five years I’ve only directed Hindi films. I may direct a Tamil or a Telugu film next.”