Prabhu Deva, Sivamani and Mahadevan bag the Padma Shri award

Updated: Mar 12, 2019, 12:31 IST | mid-day online correspondent

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma Bhushan on Mohanlal. Prabhu Deva, Sivamani and Mahadevan were awarded the Padma Shri

Prabhu Deva, Sivamani and Mahadevan bag the Padma Shri award
Prabhudheva, Mohanlal, Anandan Sivamani and Shankar Mahadevan

Choreographer Prabhudheva, South star Mohanlal, percussionist Anandan Sivamani and music composer Shankar Mahadevan at the Padma Awards 2019 ceremony in New Delhi yesterday. President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma Bhushan on Mohanlal. Prabhu Deva, Sivamani and Mahadevan were awarded the Padma Shri. The actor also shared the picture on social media. 

Director Prabhudeva says it is a myth that only those who play challenging roles are appreciated by the audience. The key is to entertain the viewers and win their hearts. "If you are playing a hero you have to connect with the audience. It is not that only if you do challenging roles then people will like you. You don't have to be a NASA scientist to show your acting (skills)," Prabhudeva told PTI in an interview.

"Not all those who play tough roles are given the best actor awards, those who manage to entertain the audience also get recognition." After the success of his Tamil film Devi, Prabhudeva says he was given similar offers but he prefers directing over acting. "I like both (acting and directing) as today there are a lot of exciting opportunities for me as an actor. But I love directing more than acting," he says.

Prabhudeva says whether he is working as an actor or as a director, he tries to give his hundred per cent to his craft. "Once you become popular, it doesn't mean you let go of things. Rather you have to work harder and make sure that you maintain the name that you have made for yourself in the industry. I am in that position that I can do things I like and want to experiment.

Today I am an improved actor," he says.

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Jacqueline Fernandez, Sanya Malhotra, Arjun Rampal Spotted on a Dinner Outing

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK
The Guide Restaurant Awards 2019
Vote for your fave Bombay Adda from 6 nominees

Vote for your fave Bombay Adda from 6 nominees