The renowned Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has signed him up to direct a film that he is producing.
Earlier, Bhansali had flown down to Chennai to meet up with Prabhu. Says Prabhu: “Yes, I’m doing Bhansali ji’s film. The details are being worked out and we will start the shoot next year. I was so moved and touched when a director like Bhansali came down to Chennai to meet me. I have always loved the films he has made and is a big fan of him. He is so humble and we had discussion on the project but it is only now that I have given the green signal”.
The two celebrities have a lot of similarities because Sanjay, like Prabhu, started his career as a choreographer, assisting Vidhu Vinod Chopra, to shoot the songs of his 1942- A Love Story. They are both romantic at heart and have made musical hits.
Prabhu will be starting work on it after he releases his romantic musical ‘Engeyum Kaadhal’ starring ‘Jayam’ Ravi and Hansika Motwani.
The buzz is that this will be an original script. The film is being co-produced by Shabina Khan, noted costume designer. Akshay Kumar will be the hero of the film which will start rolling in 2011 and the heroine will be one of the top artists in the Bollywood film industry.