Being Prabhu Deva

I am not sure how many of you saw Prabhu Deva’s interview with Anuradha Sengupta on CNN-IBN yesterday. Till the time I saw the interview, I had a very different opinion about Prabhu Deva. All of it changed in half an hour. He was simple, honest, truthful and absolutely down to earth. I was humbled by some of his answers.

Like when Anuradha asked him about the story of his new movie Pokkiri, all he said was that it was a commercial one, with songs, fights, and sentiment like any other movie with nothing particularly great in it. And on another instance when enquired about where he would have been if not in films he said he would have been a peon. He was proud of his middle-class background and openly admitted his inability to use the internet.

I get the feeling most of the Tamil film stars (or Kollywood) are absolutely down to earth, with their heads firmly on their shoulders. They shy away from the media and want to lead a quiet life and let the work do the talking. Be it Prabhu Deva or Mani Ratnam or even the genial Balachander.

Does being successful just mean being Page 3 material?

2 Comments so far

  1. Mehak (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

    “And if someone from Delhi or Mumbai had seen this interview they would have turned around and commented on his poor English language skills and branded him as a conservative Madrasi.”

    Dude u have some MAJOR misconceptions….

  2. pooja (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 8:26 am

    not a day goes by that i dont watch “urvasi urvasi” on youtube. i even got my paki friend addicted to the song. something super endearing about that man, makes me forget his monkey face and want to give him a hug =P

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