'I've always enjoyed watching horror'

Last Updated 28 September 2016, 18:30 IST

Actor-director Prabhu Deva certainly was never the kind who could be strait-jacketed by being branded a boneless wonder for his extraordinary dancing skills. His directorial projects such as ‘Villu’, ‘Rowdy Rathore’, ‘Action Jackson’ and ‘Singh is Bling’ were received very well. People were also in awe of his work in ‘Anybody Can Dance’ (ABCD).

He has now made a comeback as an actor with his latest trilingual project, ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’. Prabhu describes his role in the film as one that is sure to convey the meaning and highlight the importance of family and relationships in modern times. He has been paired with Tamannaah Bhatia and will be seen playing a prominent role alongside Sonu Sood. The actor, who is busy with the promotions of the film, takes time off to chat with Nina C George, about how he wears so many hats with ease.     
What got you to sign ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’?
I play the role of a simple, young guy who aspires to marry a modern girl. He is married but doesn’t really love or respect his wife and wanders after a modern girl. The twist in the story comes when he realises how foolish his fantasies are and understands the meaning of true love and commitment and returns to his wife. It’s a family entertainer with a horror twist.

Do you like horror films?
I love the horror aspect in films only when it is subtly woven in, without being in your face. I’ve always enjoyed watching horror and I hope to direct a film in that genre someday. I have a subject in mind but the challenge is to find a producer.  

Are you excited about returning to acting?
I don’t find any difference between acting, directing, production and other film-related work. I am content with whatever I am doing.

How was it working with Tamannaah?
This is the first time that I am working with Tamannaah and I think she’s a brilliant dancer and very committed to her craft.

You seem to have hit it off very well with Sonu Sood...
Working on this project has been a wonderful experience not only because the story is interesting but also because of the people involved. Sonu knows his job very well and is a disciplined person. The script demanded that he and I share a lot of comic scenes and I thoroughly enjoyed working on those with him.

What is your secret to staying fit?  
I started dancing from an early age. I am also a vegetarian which is an
added advantage.

How did it feel to be matching steps with your father in one of the television shows?
I picked up the first lesson in dancing from my father and trained under him for a while. Dancing with him was indeed an unforgettable moment.

Any new projects in the pipeline?
I will start work on my directorial venture in December and I may act in a bilingual project before that. 

(Published 28 September 2016, 13:40 IST)

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