A source says, "Prashant will be seen as a dacoit who gets to play mentor to Phulwa (Jannat Zubair Rahmani) who by mistake hits him and he gets amazed by her confidence and fearless attitude. Initially Prashant won't be having a major role to play, but once the leap is taken his actual track will be seen".
We hear that the novelty factor of the show and the very word 'Phoolan Devi' did incite Pashant to take up this challenging role.
As per the present story, the boat of Phulwa's dad has gone missing and he has been trying to find his boat by searching for it in the vast river.
"Recently the cast shot a part of the underwater sequence in Agra where Phulwa's dad and Ramcharan (Gaurav Sharma) go underneath to search for the boat. Both of them get trapped in water and this is when the dacoit, played by Prashant will save them. This will be Prashant's entry scene after which he will meet Phulwa", adds our source.
We contacted Prashant and he confirms, "Yes, I have taken up a cameo in Phulwa and will be seen quite frequently in the show. My major track will be shown later. I essay the role of a dacoit who will later on turn into a mentor of Phulwa and will teach her how to face this merciless world."
Talking about the underwater shoot, he further says, "It was awesome to do that scene and it was a very hectic shoot. I was not at all ready to open my mouth and be topless as the water was so very cold".
Gaurav Sharma who was also part of the sequence says, "It was a very different experience and after the shoot we were literally shivering for twohours. The temperature was almost 6 degrees which went down to 2.6 degrees when we actually finished shoot".
Catch the entry of Prashant and the dramatic under-water sequences in COLORS' Phulwa..
Reporter and Author: Tejashree Bhopatkar