Actor Prashaant Kumar, who was last seen as the anti-hero in Issaq, is presently dubbing for a Hindi film titled 6-5=2 in Bangalore. A remake of a Kannada film with the same title, this low-budget film was a hit when it released last year in Karnataka.
Protagonist of the film, Prashaant Kumar plays an aspiring cinematographer who takes his friends trekking into a jungle to make an adventure film and what happens during that journey is what the film is all about. 6-5=2 was shot around the state of Karnataka in February and March. While rest of the cast comprises newcomers, the film is directed by debutant Bharath Jain, who belongs to the music industry in Bangalore. The makers are looking for a June-July release, said Prashaant adding, “For me, firstly doing this film was an access into the South industry and secondly, I was getting to play a lead role in films.”.
Originally from New York where he trained to be an actor, Prashaant, who was earlier seen in a cameo in Rajshri’s film Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi, also has Identity Card up for release in June-July. “I play a Kashmiri cop with Saurabh Shukla who plays my junior in the film which highlights the importance of an identity card in Kashmir without which one can be interrogated and arrested, and labelled a terrorist,” says the actor who has also signed a year-long contract with an US-based watch company; Marcel Drucker. “The company knew that I am an actor from New York so they signed me,” he sums up.
Roy pushed to early next year
While there were reports about the Ranbir Kapoor- Arjun Rampal -Jacqueline Fernandes-starrer Roy getting pushed by a few months and unable to hit its target release date, which was announced as September 12, it is now confirmed that the film will only release early 2015. While the first schedule of the film was expected to start by March end, it got delayed due to unavoidable reasons and now, it will kick off only by April 30. On the other hand, the second schedule was supposed to begin in May, but has now been pushed to June end or July, after which, the crew will need some time to work on the post production. Plus, with Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet coming out in December, the makers felt it won’t be wise to clash two films starring the actor in the same quarter. “There is no confirmed release date as of now. It will be decided according to the film’s shooting process,” mentioned a spokesperson from T-Series. — PA