Dancing sensation Prabhu deva (Prabhudheva) has choreographed Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for Thugs of Hindostan, talks about working with the two superstars.
There have been several good dancers in the Indian film industry, both in Bollywood as well as in the South, but nobody made such an impact on hi/her debut as much Prabhudheva did when his dancing was first revealed to the audience.
Ever since he made his debut, Prabhudheva has come a long way in the Indian film industry. Not only has he choreographed several songs, he is an extremely successful director as well (blending action with humour).
Prabhu Deva became a national dancing sensation with these songs.
Urvashi Urvashi Song from Hum Se Hai Muqabala
The actor-director has choreographed a couple of songs in “Thugs of Hindostan” and has praises to heap on Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. “I am lucky to do that song with Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan in the same frame. It is a learning process… Everyone can learn and observe things from them, the way they do scenes, the way they act, walk, or say dialogues. They both believe in putting tremendous amount of hard work.”
Why has he not directed any dance-based movie?
Considering the fact that Prabhu Deva first burst into the limelight with his dancing skills, why has he not directed any dance themed film?
Remo D’Souza has successfully directed the ABCD franchise, Farah Khan directed Happy New Year, so what’s stopping Prabhu Deva?
Here’s his reasoning for not directing a dance based film.
Prabhudheva finds it extremely tough to helm a dance film. “I have seen the hard work that Remo D’Souza puts in the dance film and that time only I decided I must not do it. He is very calm and composed person, I am not. I am a very aggressive person. I take decisions very quickly. Remo is good at helming things, I don’t think I am,” says Prabhu.
Another reason is that his producers now insist the he direct only action movies, after his “Wanted” and “Rowdy Rathore” went on to become massive hits. “If I tell producers that we will do a dance film, they tell me it is a good idea but it should have more action in it. They want me to do action films,” says the actor-director.
Why has he not upgraded his dancing style?
While new generation of actors come prepared with several different dance forms, Prabhu has stuck to his own dancing style.
“These new guys know everything, new dance forms. I only know my dance style.”
Maybe he doesn’t have the time, and even the inclination, now that Prabhudheva is a successful actor-director.
Prabhudheva personal details:
Date of Birth: 3 April 1973
Star Sign: Aries
Height: 5′ 11″