Prabhudheva started this year with the Tamil comedy Charlie Chaplin 2, a sequel to the 2002 movie Charlie Chaplin. His recent release, Devi 2, also happens to be a sequel.
Asked about the challenges of working on a sequel, he said, “Challenges are there, but you have to put in hard work. People expect more. We try to give more. So, there is hard work.”
Since the 1980s, he has been juggling between Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam film industries as a dancer, actor and director. Going by the trend, a lot of Hindi filmmakers remake south Indian movies. Is the south Indian film industry better than Bollywood in terms of storyline?
“Everywhere people are talented, both ways, goods things are happening. Also, it is not a new trend. Tamil films are also made from Hindi. It’s just that now because of social media, YouTube and so many people are getting to know about it,” said the actor. His contribution to the film industry has been huge, which is why he was also honoured with Padma Shri — India’s fourth highest civilian honour — earlier this year. “It was a good feeling. My mother and father were so happy... Rest, you have to work. That’s it,” Prabhudheva signed off.