Advertisement guru Prahlad Kakkar has found a new vocation for himself at the ripe old age of 61. Prahlad has turned into an actor.
He joined the cast and crew of Bejoy Nambiar’s David in Mangalore on Monday. The film began shooting last week with Tamil superstar Vikram playing the title role. Kakkar we hear joined the cast on Monday morning and showed no signs of nervousness while facing the camera.
Interestingly, Kakkar has been cast not as himself but as another character in David. Said director Bejoy Nambiar from Mangalore, “We have a very interesting debutant actor with us today. Prahlad Kakkar plays a priest in my film. I cast him because I thought he looked like a Catholic priest. I was right. Prahlad just slipped into the role like a priest in a gown.”
Apparently, the locals in Mangalore mistook Kakkar for a real priest, much to the debutant actor’s delight. Although Kakkar had scenes with the seasoned star-actor Vikram, he simply sailed through his shots.
We now hear Bejoy is so impressed with the ad guru’s acting prowess that he has decided to cast him in cameos in all his films. Says Bejoy, “Prahlad shows no signs of self-consciousness before the camera. That could be because he has directed ads with the biggest superstars of the acting world like Bachchan saab and Aamir Khan and celebrities from the non-acting field like Sachin Tendulkar.”