- Tollywood heart-throb Tamannaah, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood and Punjabi singer Malkit Singh also accompanied him
Widely acclaimed for his fast-paced dance moves, Prabhu Deva reached Lovely Professional University today and enthralled LPU students. Occasion was his exclusive visit to LPU Campus along with Bollywood & Tollywood heart-throb Tamannaah, actor Sonu Sood and singer Malkit Singh. The most popular choreographer, actor and film director in the entire Indian film industry, Prabhu Deva skilled LPU students with important choreography tips of his style and genre. LPU students also learnt much from him about Indian dance forms including ‘Bharatanatyam’, and western dance styles. Deva’s deft dance movements on the LPU stage transmitted mammoth energy among his student-fans, which made students’ legs thumping and pounding. Two-time national film awardee and many a times star screen & film-fare award winner, Prabhu Deva has also been honoured with the life membership of International Film and Television Research Centre of Asian Academy of Film & Television.
When a student fan asked Prabhu Deva how he gets great energy & flexibility for his dances, the simple & down to earth Prabhu Deva told them that it is a legacy from his father and, of course, great gift from the Almighty. Remembering severe muscle pull while shooting a dancing-song for his forthcoming film “Tutak Tutak Tutiya”, Prabhu Deva asked students to be careful while trying out new dancing steps: “I have been pushing the boundaries of dancing, trying out new steps all the time, but now I feel, I need to be more careful. Though I am back on my feet, but my body movements took time to become normal. My predicament is a warning to all those who push themselves beyond endurance. Please don’t overdo anything. Nothing is worth one’s health.”
Predominantly acting for Telugu and Tamil films, Tamannaah has also acted in lead role in multi-lingual ‘Bahubali’, Hindi film ‘Himmatwala’ and more. She asked students to keep on trying to lead themselves towards perfection. There is no end to supremacy; life is to go on accepting more and more challenges. Sharing film production experiences, Sonu Sood told students: “My aim is always to bring out a quality cinema and for that I work very hard. My forthcoming film is in three languages and it is quite away from any kind of dubbing. All the characters had to act and deliver dialogues thrice in three mediums-Hindi, Tamil & Telugu, for differently titled films “Tutak, Tutak, Tutiya’, Devi & Abhinetri”, respectively. This endeavour of mine is indeed a great lesson for students connected with film production.” Great Punjabi singer Malkit Singh said that he was very happy to work for a North-South bonding film, where all actors and technicians worked together being away from boundaries of regions and languages.
One of the students from Southern part of India, Madhu Deva who is final year student of Journalism & Film Production, shared: “We really enjoyed a lot with the legendary stars…. We were thrilled to dance in the company of ‘numero uno of dance-the dance icon’ on the big stage of our university. It is indeed a memorable day for all of us... LPU has given us in abundance to grow on positive lines in each and every field. Be it interactions with great politicians, academicians, entrepreneurs, stars, industry-people; playing with top teams of national or international stature; or, perform and compete with students from all Indian states and different countries, LPU is ever there to take us ahead of all.”