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Prabhu Deva: I can’t even recognise myself!

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published Jul 12, 2016, 12:55 am IST
Updated Jul 12, 2016, 12:55 am IST
Prabhu Deva’s excited about his makeover for the trilingual Devi(L), and returning to acting.
The legendary choregrapher has taken time off from direction to produce and act in Devi(L).
 The legendary choregrapher has taken time off from direction to produce and act in Devi(L).

The talented and versatile Prabhu Deva won’t be dancing with his co-star Tamnnaah Bhatia in the upcoming Hindi-Telugu-Tamil trilingual, directed by A.L. Vijay and produced by Prabhu, along with Popcorn Entertainment.

More importantly, the dancing star is undergoing  a complete makeover for this flick, titled Devi(L) in Tamil. The trademark curly locks will be replaced by straightened hair; the casual look will make way for a more dapper, formal appearance!

 

In fact, for the first time, Prabhu says he is attempting a new look on-screen,  “I have a new hair cut, and a revamped wardrobe. I can’t recognise myself!”

The legendary choregrapher has taken time off from direction to produce and act in Devi(L). 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. But now 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!”

 

He adds that he was enthused to face the camera for this film’s  uniqueness. “For the first time, director A.L. Vijay is attempting the horror-comedy genre in Hindi. I enjoy acting as it frees me from the responsibilities that come with direction and choreography. After every shot, I can breathe easy.”

Prabhu also explains that he has a different team working with him on each of the versions — “We  shot in three  languages as three separate films. Though Tammanaah, Sonu Sood and I feature in all three versions, the supporting cast of actors playing our friends and relatives is different in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Each of the three films is culture-specific, so no one watching the film in Hindi will say, ‘Yeh dubbed film lagta hai’  because it is not!”

 

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