This honour follows Prashantt Guptha’s Best Supporting Actor Award for Rahat Kazmi’s IDENTITY CARD, when he received the award at the hands of Ayushmann Khurrana and the Honorable Consul General N. Parthasarthy at The San Francisco Global Movie Festival. Before this, the actor also received the Best Debutante Award at the 10th Excellence National Award for his earlier film ISSAQ in which he was noted in the role of a handsome villain.
While Issaq was a commercial film where the handsome hunk’s histrionics spoke with Prateek Babbar and Amyra Dastur, Identity Card highlighted the importance of an identity card in Kashmir without which one can be interrogated and arrested and labeled a terrorist. Prashantt Guptha played a Kashmiri cop and stood up with stalwarts of the likes of Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Raghubir Yadav and Brijendra Kala.
Says Somendra Harsh, founder – Rajasthan International Film Festival, “we chose Prashantt Guptha for not just his acting skills but his overall persona. This award goes to a person who excels as a human being as much as he does as an actor. Over a small span of time, Prashantt Guptha has managed to carve his own niche in Bollywood. This apart, he is a poet and a singer and most importantly has his feet firmly on the ground. We are looking forward to his growth in the years to come and are proud of this young man who hails from our state.”
As the Pride of Rajasthan Award adds another feather to Prashantt Guptha’s overcrowded cap, here is looking forward to seeing more of this young man.