'I am enjoying the rush'

'I am enjoying the rush'

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'I am enjoying the rush'


Actor, director and producer Prabhu Deva is never tired of juggling all these roles with perfection. While the director in him is going great guns, Prabhu has also found ways to satisfy the actor in him. 

He has signed a couple of scripts which, he says, offer him something new, and is listening to a few more.

He doesn’t believe in restricting himself to just one aspect of filmmaking and wishes to explore everything about cinema.
In an interview with Nina C George, Prabhu Deva talks about how he manages to carry forward his passion for both acting and directing. 

You seem to have your kitty full with new projects... 
I’ve signed a few scripts and I am also listening to some more. There’s a surge of new talent and all the films that I’ve agreed to work on are commercial but have something new to offer. There’s a certain freshness and originality about the whole thing. 

The title of your next project, ‘Yung Mung Sung’, is interesting. Tell us about it. 
‘Yung Mung Sung’ are the names of three young boys. I play the character ‘Yung’. These three boys travel to China to learn kung-fu before they settle down in their tiny village. There’s action, suspense and a definite message in all this.

What’s your role in ‘Gulebagavali’? 
My look on the posters of ‘Gulebagavali’ seems to have aroused a lot of curiosity. I can’t give away too much of the script but it’s a neatly written one. This film will see me in a different avatar. 

We hear you are pairing up with Tamannaah Bhatia again...
 Yes, after ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’, I will be working with Tamannaah in another film. The audience will be stunned to see what I have done here because even I didn’t know that I could play the character until the director reposed faith in me. I play a serious role. 

Isn’t it tough to act and direct at the same time? 
There are always two to three subjects that I am working on simultaneously. There is a lot of pressure but I am enjoying the rush. My next directorial titled, ‘Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja,’ with Vishal and Karthi, will be a love cum action film.

You aren’t seen judging any reality shows. Is there a particular reason for that? 
I can’t judge or criticise anybody. I know only how to encourage people, and that’s why I don’t believe in being on the judging panel of any reality show. 

How do you feel just before the release of your films?
It’s crazy before the release of my films. Suddenly, everything seems to stand still. I try to divert my mind but no diversion helps me overcome the anxiety and tension.

Do you travel to Bengaluru often? 
I grew up in Mysuru, so I am no stranger to Bengaluru. I don’t come there as much as I would have liked to because work keeps me on my toes.
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