Meet Bollywood’s New Gay Best Friend, Prashant Chawla

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Prashant Chawla
Prashant Chawla

Oh. My. God. It’s be SO long since I posted one of these :) Guess what arrived in my mailbox this morning? “This mail comes to you with regards to model turned actor Prashant Chawla who will debut in Saregama India’s Jhootha Hi Sahi. Kindly find below and attached his profile and pictures. Do let me know should you be interested in doing an interview with Prashant Chawla.” (I should prepare you up front. There will probably not be a Prashant Chawla interview on my blog, so don’t get too attached.)
Psst! Someone actually sent this PR debacle to Priyanka Chopra! I wonder what she thought of it? (From what I can tell she doesn’t take herself too seriously so she probably has a good giggle. Props to you PC, you’re awesome.)

Personal Profile

Prashant Chawla
Prashant Chawla

“Prashant Chawla is a Chartered Accountant. Since childhood he wanted to pursue acting but his family business was always finance. Finally after working in Ernst & Young as a CA, Prashant took off to pursue his career in acting. He started off as a model in Delhi and got selected as a finalist in the Grasim Mr. India 2004 contest where he won the title of Best Smile award. A year later he completed his acting course with NSD Professor Rita Ganguly through Sahara group and finally shifted base to Mumbai.”

Work Profile

Prashant Chawla
Prashant Chawla

“Prashant has done around 50 ads. He has been the face of many ad campaigns. He has done print ads for Economic Times, Sony, Amway, Touchtel, LG and many more. As for commercial ads, Prashant has been a part of Airtel, Creambell Icecreams, ING Vyasa, ABN Amro Bank, Horlicks, CNBC, Parachute, Timesjob.com amongst others. Prashant also made his foray into the Indian television industry by playing lead roles in of some high drama and trp rating dailies like Teen Bahuraaniyaan & Waaris and parellal lead in Timhari Disha. As for films, he will make his debut in Jhootha hi Sahi as the second lead with John Abraham. The film is directed by none other than Abbas Tyrewala and produced by Saregama India Ltd and Madhu Mantena. Prashant Chawla plays the character of Uday in the film Jhootha Hi Sahi. He is the owner of a happening gay club in London. Uday parties his way through life. Best thing about him is that he is absolutely unapologetic about his lifestyle. Uday is a complete player and dates a new guy every week. He has a strange bond with Aliya (Alishka Varde-Raghu’s sister) and seeks her approval about every guy he dates. There is a weekly dinner at Aliya and Omar’s house where he brings his ‘Boyfriend of the week’ hoping to get that elusive nod from Aliya. The day she says ‘yes’ to a guy, Uday would immediately move in with him.”

Ok so this isn’t actually as funny as I was hoping, but now that I’m already here why not give the boy some free publicity? (Besides I kinda wanna show you his pictures!) Good luck going CA to Screen B Prashant, may you have your own AC chauffeur-driven car someday and may you not get type-cast as the gay best friend in Bollywood. (Although it appears to have worked for Rupert Everett, but then again Rupert is actually gay. Uh oh.)

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