'There is nothing wrong with remakes'

BONELESS WONDER

Actor and director Prabhu Deva will be performing at the opening ceremony of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Chennai on April 3.

Candid: Prabhu Deva

The ‘boneless wonder’ sure has an ace up his sleeve. But probe him and he’s tight-lipped about it.

“I have been asked not to talk about it but I am pretty excited to be performing at the opening ceremony of the most-awaited format of cricket. But I must confess that I am a wee bit nervous and tensed,” Prabhu tells Metrolife.

But he loves cricket and says the IPL is a uniting factor that brings together people from across the world.

“It’s youth-centric, energetic and entertaining. I am looking forward to the IPL,” he adds.
For his performance, Prabhu informs that he has put together a selection of popular Tamil and Hindi songs.

And interestingly, it happens to be Prabhu’s birthday on April 3. So does that make the event any more special? “Whenever I perform, I always experience some tension and fun. There is nothing special just because it happens to be my birthday. It is just another day for me,” he reasons.

Prabhu is looking forward to his directorial ‘Rowdy Rathore’. “This will be the first movie that will release after the IPL and I can’t wait to see how people will react to this out-and-out action thriller,” he adds.

‘Rowdy Rathore’ has Akshay Kumar in a double role opposite Sonakshi Sinha. It is a remake of the Telugu film Vikramarkudu. Prabhu has no qualms about remakes. “As long as a film does well and is accepted by the people, I don’t see anything wrong with remakes.” he points out.  

Further, Prabhu is all set to act in ‘ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)’, a 3D film that is choreographed by Remo D’Souza. The movie has hand-picked dancers from across the globe and features the winner of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, an American dance show.

“The movie is all about dancing. It features various styles and in addition to my own inputs, I will go by what the choreographer says. We’ve got some amazing dancers in this generation. And I am waiting for the shooting to begin,” he says. Prabhu Deva has always been innovating, experimenting, mixing and matching moves of different schools of dance.

“Style makes a man,” he believes. “New songs, new beats and new steps. These are some of the things that dancers do to reinvent themselves from time to time,” he says.
Prabhu Deva is a Kannadiga, born and brought up in Chennai. His father, Mugur Sundar, is a dance director of repute who has worked in scores of Kannada films before settling down in Tamil filmdom.

Prabhu Deva had been cast opposite Upendra in his first Kannada film ‘H2O’ and says he hasn’t ruled out acting in Kannada films, if he’s offered an appropriate role.

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