When asked about his dancing cameo in Rowdy Rathore Prabhu shies away from a direct admission. “Let my appearance be a surprise. If I reveal everything now who would want to see my film?”
We can also play a spoilsport by revealing that Prabhu Deva has choreographed a sizzling-hot item song in Rowdy Rathore featuring Mumaith Khan who danced her way in fame with the ‘Seekh le’ number in Munnabhai MMBS, and Mariam Zakaria who accompanied Kareena Kapoor in her disco-Mujra in Agent Vinod. There’s also a third item girl named Sakhti in the item song. Quite a houseful of item girls.
Laughs Prabhu Deva, “Choreography remains a passion. But as a dancer I find younger and younger and better dancers are coming in. At 39 I find I am getting too old to be as agile on my feet as I used to be.”
Earlier this week Prabhu was in Chennai for the IPL and he met up with his old friend Salman Khan. When Salman heard Prabhu was there he invited him backstage. Says Prabhu, “He met me and my children with such warmth. We’re definitely working together again. But it has to be a project that takes us both beyond Wanted. No point in just coming together for the sake of the boxoffice.”
At the moment Prabhu is putting finishing touches to Rowdy Rathore. “It’s a remake of a South film. And it’s exactly the kind of entertainment that audiences would expect from me and Akshay Kumar. When you have so much at stake you can’t afford to be experimental.”