Prabhudheva turned a year older on Sunday with a quiet lunch with his two sons who had flown in from Chennai to Mumbai.
“They were here, as it was a Sunday. They flew back on Sunday afternoon in time for their school on Monday,” Prabhudheva said.
The actor-dancer-choreographer-filmmaker has been busy with his trilingual acting assignment in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. He started shooting for the film in January and has taken time off from direction.
“I did act in Remo D’Souza’s ‘ABCD 2’ last year. But it has been a while since I faced the camera in Tamil or Telugu. I’ve been busy directing films. I took three months off to act in this film,” he said.
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.”
Prabhudheva says he was enthused to face the camera for this three-language film for its uniqueness.
“For the first time, the director, Vijay attempted the horror-comedy genre in Hindi cinema. We haven’t really done a horror-comedy in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.”
Prabhudheva had a different team working with him on each of the three versions.
“We shot the three separate languages as three separate films. Though Tammanaah, Sonu Sood and I feature in all three versions, the supporting cast of actors playing our friends is different in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Each of three three films will be culture-specific.”
The dancer-choreographer actor says he enjoys acting.
“It frees me from the responsibilities that come with direction and choreography. After every shot, I can breathe easy and relax.”
So enthused is Prabhudheva by his multilingual on-camera experience that he now intends to direct a film in Tamil or Telugu.
“For the last five years I’ve only directed Hindi films. I may direct a Tamil or a Telugu film next.”