Prem Khan : From Dhubri to Bollywood

21-year-old Prem Khan is a talented actor from Dhubri, Assam. He had always been fascinated with movies since his childhood. He was inspired by actors and filmmakers from his hometown who made it big like Pramathesh Barua, Saifuddin Ahmed, Vijay Saxena, Ashraful Haque and Adil Hussain. So after completing his HSLC, he moved to Mumbai in 2014 to follow his dreams.

“I got the chance through casting director Vicky Sidana. He gave an advertisement for his casting company, I gave an audition and he called me for a small role in Sooraj Barjatya sir’s film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. He also got in touch with Shanoo Sharma, Casting Director of YRF, who cast me in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ for the role of ‘Veer’, the son of Tiger (Salman Khan).”

It was Adil Hussain who inspired Prem and taught him how to improve his acting skills. “I thank the Almighty that he came to my life.”

He is doing a new film being directed by cinematographer Nilip Deb, who is from Bongaigaon. “I am playing Arnab in the film who is battling to save the vultures dying from the drugs in the carcasses they eat.”

He always wanted to act like veteran actor and drama teacher Adil Hussain. But he told him, “why should you be like me, try to be you”. Prem says, “I learned that as an actor, you should always be as real as possible. Overacting isn’t acceptable to the audience. Also, dialogue delivery is very important.”

Currently, he has two projects with director Biswajeet Bora – ‘Boomba Ride’ and ‘Phehujali-Early Dawn’. ‘Phehujali-Early Dawn’ will begin shooting in June 21. He will also work on a Bangladeshi film by the well known production house of Dhaka ‘Jaaz Multimedia’ entitled ‘Poramon 2‘. It is a sequel of ‘Poramon’, and is being directed by Raihan Rafi. “I will also be part of Aaryaan Saxena’s social-drama ‘Mahira‘, Rajan Agarwal’s social thriller ‘Maggie‘ and Amrita Basu’s psycho-thriller ‘Annie Loves Her Daddy’”, adds Prem.

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