Prabhu Deva, who is pitted against Akshay Kumar this Friday, says he was reluctant to release the 3D dance movie ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance with Bollywood superstar Akshay's Special Chabbis.
The dancing superstar directed Akshay in Bollywood
blockbuster Rowdy Rathore last year before starring in Remo
D'Souza directed movie.
"We were reluctant to release our film this Friday. We
had planned to release it on February 1 but since it is 3D
movie so there were some technical glitches and it got delayed
by a week," Prabhu Deva told PTI.
ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance is a dream project of
choreographer and director Remo. Apart from Prabhu Deva, the film
stars Ganesh Acharya and Dance India Dance contestants --
Salman Yusuff Khan, Dharmesh Yelande and Puneet Pathak.
The Muqabla star's last directorial effort earned more
than 100 crores but Prabhu Deva is not worried about box office
collection of ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance.
"When I make a movie as a director, I don't go into the
money part. I did not think about box office results while
making Wanted and Rowdy Rathore or during the ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance because it hampers your creativity," he said.
Prabhu signed the movie without even reading the entire
script as he knows Remo personally.
"I used to tell him (Remo) 'you are a better director
than a choreographer'."
The star, who is often called the 'Michael Jackson of
India', rues the fact that dance movies are disappearing from
"ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance will promote dance culture in Indian cinema. We
have worked very hard and spend a lot of money on it. It is
not just a dance film but also an emotional story," he said.
Prabhu, who has been working for more than two decades,
is going to release his first video album in Tamil this year.
When asked about his favourite actors in Bollywood,
Prabhu said, "First is Madhuri Dixit. She is too good, that's
why she is Madhuri. Hrithik is also very good. He catches
dance steps very easily."
Prabhu had danced with Madhuri on the famous number Que
Sera Sera from Pukaar.
He will next choreograph Shahid Kapoor in Remo
Rajkumar. "Its shooting will start from March this year."