Everyone knows that the reticent Prabhu Deva is also a man in love but has stayed away from making any sound bytes, interviews or even clarified media reports.
Throughout his career, he has never discussed or spoke about his personal life even when his “affair” with top actress Nayanthara was doing the rounds.
For the past one year, ever since Nayan acted in Villu a film that Prabhu directed, much has been written about their relationship and media has been working overtime especially after Nayan tattooed Prabhu’s name on her wrist. But either Prabhu or Nayan did not comment on their relationship nor deny it.
In this first ever exclusive interview, from Malshej Ghat near Mumbai where he is shooting for Urumi, Prabhu Deva opens up:
How is the shooting for Urumi progressing?
The shooting is going on briskly and we all are enjoying it. I will be completing this schedule and will be off for the song shoot of the Jayam Ravi-Hansika film that I am directing. The title will be changed from Ich and I will be announcing it soon.
The media has been writing in detail about your affair with Nayanthara. But you have so far refused to talk about it or acknowledge the relationship. Why ?
Throughout my career the media has been writing a lot of things about me, but I have never bothered to react or call a press meet to clarify or issue a denial. As far as Nayanthara is concerned she is special. Yes I am in love with Nayanthara and we will be getting married soon. It’s a personal decision and I don’t like to talk about it to the media. Basically I’m not comfortable opening my heart out to the media.
The grapevine has it that Nayan has quit acting to settle down with you. Please comment?
She’s very contrary to the glam image that you see. She’s a home bird, very simple. Any man who is in love would like to spend more time with his woman . I am no different and there is no meaning in both of us being busy and having no time for each other. She had a beautiful innings and I know very well that she is a top actress who is much in demand.
What is that one defining change that Nayan has brought in you?
(Smiles) It’s not one, there are many. She has stood by me in my difficult times and her support was like an oasis in the desert.
Earlier I was a short-tempered person but now my assistants and friends say that I have mellowed down a lot (Smiles). She is a very strong person and has made me like her. She has taught me how to love each other unconditionally and how to carry myself in public. She is a wonderful human being and I find everything about her lovable.