New Delhi: Would Prabhudeva be as successful in acting as he is at dancing and direction? The last time we saw Prabhudheva in a full-fledged Hindi film was Rajiv Menon's 'Sapne' in 1996 opposite Kajol. This week his film 'ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance' hits the theatres in India.
After proving himself as an actor and filmmaker, Prabhudheva's next goal is to open a dance institute and the actor-filmmaker admits it won't be easy to fulfil the dream. He earned a name for himself in the 1990s for moving his body effortlessly to the groovy beats in songs like 'Urvashi, Urvashi', 'Muqabla, Muqabla', 'Kay Sera sera'. He mastered the Western dance forms like jazz and hip hop and recently impressed with his performance in the song 'Go, go Govinda'.
The 39-year-old is active in both Bollywood and southern cinema and shuttles between Mumbai and Chennai and is likely to open a dance school in either of the cities.
As an actor, he will be seen in forthcoming 3D dance drama 'ABCD - Anybody Can Dance' and as a director he is currently busy with romantic drama 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya', which stars Shruti Haasan and Girish Kumar, producer Kumar Taurani's son.
Produced by UTV Spotboy, 'ABCD ' is said to be the country's first 3D dance film. Apart from Prabhudheva, the film features Salman Yusuff Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Ganesh Acharya, Dharmesh and Mayuresh.
As an actor, Prabhudheva did films like 'Kadhalan' and 'Raasaiyya' and directed hits like 'Pokkiri', 'Wanted' and 'Rowdy Rathore'.
After Kamal Haasan's bravura kathak in 'Vishwaroop', it is time for some serious freestyle western dancing and a heist drama at the box office. 'ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance' and 'Special 26', releasing Friday, are mainstream entertainers, but those that bend the conventional rules of entertainment.
Contrary to rumours that he has only a cameo to play in 'ABCD', Prabhudheva says he has a full-fledged role in the film. Prabhudheva said there are glimpses of his own life in 'ABCD' his rise from a chorus dancer to a front-liner to a superstar in his field.