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Photos: When Prakash Raj-Prabhu Deva met Steven Speilberg

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Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 16:02 [IST]

Dancing Sensation Prabhu Deva and maverick actor Prakash Raj probably had their best moment of their life time as they met Hollywood legend Steven Speilberg. Ever since then, the actors have gone out in town talking about the experience of meeting the filmmaker for the first time.

Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg is in India to celebrate the success of his English movie Lincoln, the movie made in collaboration with Anil Ambani's Reliance Entertainment. In his short trip, to-do list involved meeting some of the big names of Indian film industries.

Last evening, a party was organised by Anil and Tina Ambani at their Cuffe Parade residence in south Mumbai. It was attended by Bollywood filmmakers like Subhash Ghai, Rakesh Roshan, Karan Johar, Kiran Rao, actors like Riteish Deshmukh with wife Genelia, Kajol, Suniel Shetty with wife Mana, Hrithik Roshan with his wife Sussanne, Boman Irani, Sridevi Kapoor with her husband Boney Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar, Anupam Kher and others also attended the party.

There were also quite a few guests from South Indian films and notable among them are Kamal Hassan, filmmaker AR Murugadoss, Telugu superstar Venkatesh, Prabhu Deva and Prakash Raj.

After meeting Steven Spielberg, Prabhu Deva and Prakash Raj have shared their first encounter with the director of the movies like ET, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, Munich, etc. Follow the slideshow to know what they said...

Steven Speilberg In India

Prakash Raj tweeted, "A great evening with Steven Spielberg. Was touched n was on cloud nine when he said I have seen u before A long conversation I shall cherish for ever."

Steven Speilberg In India

"I could completely relate to - someone asked him how he manages the hardship one has to face while making films. Spielberg replied that it's the audience's claps and appreciation on watching his films which gives him a high and keeps him going despite the hardships," the Times of India quoted Prabhu Deva as saying.

Steven Speilberg In India

Steven Spielberg is also planning a film in India. According to him, he wants to remake a Hollywood film in India with Indian director and screenwriters taking up the responsibility of tweaking the story to suit the native audience.

Steven Speilberg In India

Anil Ambani's Reliance Entertainment has a 50 per cent stake in Spielberg's Dreamworks SKG.

Steven Speilberg In India

However, Steven Spielberg has said that he has seen quite a few Indian movies of which 3 Idiots, the original version of Vijay starrer Nanban, impressed him a lot.

Topics: steven spielberg, prabhu deva, kamal hassan, prakash raj
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Story first published:  Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 15:46 [IST]
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