Published October 30, 2015
Fremont, CA: Prashantt Guptha, New York born Indian Ambassador of the Festival of Globe-Silicon Valley, continues to make strong strides as an actor in Bollywood.
After a great run last two years with Issaq, the critically acclaimed Identity Card, a Kannada film and a few commercials, along with winning the Pride of Rajasthan Award in Jaipur, Prashantt has now signed to play a pivotal role in ‘Neerja‘, starring Sonam Kapoor. Produced by Fox Star Studios, it is the story about the actual hijack of a Pan Am aircraft en-route New York in the 1980s.
Prashantt is also playing a pivotal role in upcoming film ‘Irada’ alongside Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.
Prashantt’s journey in Mumbai began with a stint in two films: Rajshri’s Ek Vivah Aisa bhi and a Horror film called Kaalo. His next break came three years later as the villain in Issaq. A year later he bagged the role of yet another cop in Rahat Kazami’s Identity Card, which ended up becoming a critically acclaimed film and also fetched Prashantt the award for best supporting actor at The San Francisco Global Movie Fest. In 2014 he started to rise at a mother pace with the horror film 6-5=2, which was a remake of kannada film of the same name. Prashantt also shot for his first big commercial in Mumbai, All About Cotton.
In 2015, Prashantt Guptha won the first Pride of Rajasthan award at the Rajasthan International Film Festival and has finished shooting a film called 19th January with Deepti Naval. Prashantt is also brand ambassador of an online jewellery portal, Johareez.com