Acting is learnt says Prashant Rai, a Bokaro boy, who is a part of next Spiderman movie
'If you ask me, no one is a born actor, acting is learnt. Even I learnt acting and still doing so,' says Prashant Rai, an Indian who is making his debut in the next Spiderman movie. When asked whether Indians are typecast in Hollywood he says, 'No, they are not, as everyone can do a Tom Cruise movie, provided they get their accent right. I am still working on mine but I feel anything is possible, if you have the hunger for it.'
The glamorous world
of cinema is a coveted dream, which is most of the time out of reach for common man. However, Prashant Rai, a young man from Bokaro Steel City has been able to scale the heights by grabbing a role in the upcoming Amazing Spiderman 2 Hollywood flick. Although, the role is not that big but he feels Hollywood is accessible and one can easily make their mark if they are focused.
Talking to Merinews.com, Prashant Rai explains what is required to be a Hollywood actor. When asked about his role he said, “I am playing an Indian tourist in the film. It was a 15 days shoot and I shot for 150 hours. The character is caught between a fight of Spiderman and the villain when the whole thing is happening in Times Square.”
Having landed the role through an agent, the debut actor says that for three years he had trained hard for acting. The journey from a small town to New York was quite interesting. Being an engineer working in Mumbai, he explains that he saw quite a few friends struggling it out for a role in the film Industry. “Looking at them I realised I was better,” and so the quest began for him. Taking the gutsy step, he left his job and joined Anupam Kher's school in Mumbai, and then went to New York.
In New York, he studied in the Stella Adlet studio and also enrolled with personal trainer Rosalyn Coleman William, who according to him is one of the best and contributes largely to Broadway. When asked as to whether theater holds the same charm for him as it does for many upcoming actors, Rai denies and says, “Although I am trained in theater, movies have attracted me more because of the recognition part. But, I have learnt method acting and have trained for two years.”
Since he has made the big leap to Hollywood so early on his career, when asked about Bollywood he informed, “Bollywood is great and I would really love to work on some good scripts like Rockstar.” Having said that, he is currently taking a well deserved break in Mumbai and enjoying himself.