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Though Singh Is Bliing (SIB) had a huge weekend, none of its primary architects are around to enjoy the success.
Akshay Kumar left for London to shoot for Housefull 3 immediately after release. Lara Dutta who plays a pivotal role got busy with a beauty pageant.
Director Prabhu Dheva is down with an eye infection. That leaves the coast clear for the film’s romantic lead Amy Jackson who has found a sudden stardom with SIB much in the same way that another foreigner Jacqueline Fernandez’s career did a dramatic turn-around after Kick.
Prabhu who is house-bound is very happy for his heroine. “Good that Amy has benefited. She worked really hard on the role, did all the stunts on her own. Akshay Sir helped her a lot with the action scenes. But it was her will to excel that made her do the stunts so effectively.”
Prabhu intends to work with Amy again. So is she his new favourite for female leads after Sonakshi Sinha? Until his last film, the costly fiasco Action Jackson, it seemed that Prabhu couldn’t direct a film without Sonakshi.
“Nothing like that,” Prabhu laughs in embarrassment. “I sign whoever is comfortable working with me. We are not here to form lasting relationships. Singh Is Bliing is now over. Akshay Sir has moved on until we work together again. The same goes for the rest of the stars and technicians I work with. Every film is a new experience, new team , new family that disperses when done.”
Right now Prabhu must take things easy. “I don’t even know what conjunctivitis is. I’ve been asked by the doctors to lie low for a few days. Once my eyes are free of infection I’ll start planning my next film.”
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