‘Religion not necessary to direct a movie’
Prabhudheva, who comes from south India, has directed Singh Is Bling featuring a Sikh character. Actor Akshay Kumar, who plays a ‘sardaar’ in the movie, says religion has no bearing on a person’s directorial skills.
This is the second movie after Rowdy Rathore in which Prabhudeva is directing Akshay. Asked how it was for a south Indian to direct a movie on Sikhs, Akshay said, “Religion is not necessary for directing the movie. Singh Is Kinng, which was also on a ‘sardaar’, was directed by Anees Bazmee, a Muslim. Singh is Bling is being directed by a south Indian, Prabhudheva.”
“It is not at all necessary that a movie on a ‘sardaar’ needs to be directed by a Punjabi. In India, all castes are one and we understand each other very well. Prabhudeva has done a very good job,” Akshay added.
In Singh Is Kinng, Akshay had come under attack for sporting a trimmed beard, but this time, he has taken required steps to be on a safer side. “I’ve taken care of all things that I had not done during ‘Singh is Kinng’. I don’t want to show anything that the Sikh community or any other Indian community is <g data-gr-id="30">hurt,</g> like they were during Singh is Kinng. I had said ‘sorry’ then as well.” explained Akshay.