The film, Lucky Man, which has Darling Krishna in the lead, is being directed by choreographer-filmmaker Nagendra Prasad, who is Prabhu Deva’s younger brother
Earlier this week, an interesting development was reported in Kannada film circles. The Kannada remake of the Tamil film Oh My Kadavule, called Lucky Man, will have a special appearance by choreographer-actor-filmmaker Prabhu Deva. The film is, in fact, being directed by Prabhu’s younger brother Nagendra Prasad and has Darling Krishna in the lead, with Puneeth Rajkumar taking on the role done by Vijay Sethupathi in the original.
According to the latest buzz, Nagendra has got his brother and Puneeth together for a special segment in the film, which will have the duo in a dance number choreographed by Jani master. While this will be a first for both Puneeth and Prabhu, what makes it an exciting feature to look forward to is the fact that both are outstanding dancers and nimble on their feet. The shoot of the song is apparently currently on in Bengaluru, with the makers fiercely guarding information about it.
Although Prabhu has close ties to Mysuru, Kannada films have not often featured in his career graph. He was a part of Upendra’s H2O, did a guest role in Manasellla Neena and was last seen in the Kannada short film Prarambha in 2007. So, Lucky Man marks his comeback to Sandalwood in over a decade. In November last year, it was reported that Prabhu Deva would join Shivarajkumar for a period drama directed by Yogaraj Bhat, called Kuladalli Keelyavudo. Yogaraj was supposed to start work on this big-ticket project after finishing Gaalipata 2, which is still on. On the career front, Prabhu is currently busy with several plum projects in Tamil, including Pon Manickavel, Theal, Bagheera, etc. Nagendra has also acted in a couple of Kannada films, before turning his attention to direction and assisting Prabhu on Vedi and Rowdy Rathore. Lucky Man, which stars Sangeetha Sringeri and Roshni Prakash as the female leads, will be Nagendra’s debut directorial.