Rejected By Bollywood, This Bihar-Born Actor Has Taken Latin American Cinema By Storm
For Prabhakar Sharan, Bollywood is too close to home! The Bihar born actor is now playing a lead role in a Latin American film and believe us when we say that the film is doing really well, making Prabhakar a star in the industry.
Hailing from Motihari, Bihar, Prabhakar got his big break with the Costa Rican film, Enredados: La Confusion or Entangled: The Confusion which has become one of the most popular films of the year 2017 in the country.
In the film, Prabhakar is cast opposite Costa Rican television hostess, Nancy Dobles.
The film released last February and was an instant success at the box office. Incidentally, the film was made in complete Bollywood style, replete with song-dance sequences.
With its popularity, the film is now all set to release in all the Latin American countries, by March and April this year. The movie will also be dubbed in English, Hindi, and Bhojpuri (Ek Chor, Do Mastikhor) in March or April this year.
As far as Prabhakar’s journey to films is concerned, it all started with a painful struggle to enter Bollywood. Unable to create a space for himself in the industry, Prabhakar moved to the US and landed in Costa Rica.
After falling in love with a local, he married and got settled there. He tried to get his hands into different businesses but nothing worked much in his favor.
By 2010, Prabhakar was almost giving up when he reached India. By now he had an estranged marriage and his wife had taken their daughter back to Costa Rica. By, 2014, Prabhakar decided to move ahead and take control. It is then that he decided to make his first Bollywood movie in the country.
He went back to Costa Rica where he met Teresa Rodriguez Cerdas, a university owner, educationist, and philanthropist, who came into his life as his mentor and an angel.
According to reports by Outlook, she helped him raise 1.5 million USD to make his movie. Eventually, the struggle paid off and the movie became a big hit.
Mariela Cruz, Ambassador of Costa Rica to India, was also happy to watch the film and said, “I am very proud of this great effort that will serve as a platform to enhance the beauty of our country and to make known in other latitudes the first Bollywood-style film produced in Costa Rica for all of Latin America,” he said.
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