In a candid interview Akshay did reveal that Priyan is far from the soft spoken demeanour he carries around, he's actually the iron man himself. A typical disciplinarian, few to none have the nerves to disobey him. Akshay reveals, "We were almost 26 artistes at any time on sets of De Dana Dan and Priyan sir had a rule that we all should be on sets at the same call time at 9 a.m. whether we had shots or not. There were no special rooms or arrangements for anyone of us. We all had to wait in the same waiting area and depending on various combinations we would be called in. I have worked with so many directors but he is the only one who could make all of us wait and no one could say a word of complain. To handle so many senior artistes in space and time is not easy."
That certainly seems like a leader material; with such order and protocols followed the shoot of De Dana Dan must've been one smooth sail.