By: Reshma Kelkar, IndiaFM
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Prashant Raj is one of the promising entrants in Bollywood this year. Introduced by RGV, Prashant received decent reviews for his performance in Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, despite the film failing at the Box Office. Not many know; that Prashant"s next film is also ready for release. Prashant"s second release will be Toss and is set to release in December.
Produced by Mukesh Ramani, this film is based on human relationships. Toss marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Ramesh Khatkar, who has worked with Ram Gopal Varma as a chief associate director in films like Jungle and Company.
The script and dialogues have been written by Khatkar. Toss also stars Ashmit Patel, Aarti Chabbria, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sushant Singh, Rajpal Yadav, Ranveejay Singh and a new girl Madhurima.
Speaking about the title, director Khatkar says, “Toss is basically a flip of destiny. It"s a symbolic title. It doesn"t give away the story but when you will watch the film you will realize that the title is apt for the film." He further explains that there are five story tracks in the film but there is no parallel cut; in fact all the characters are intermingled with each other. “There are very interesting characters in the film and they will make you laugh and cry simultaneously. The climax of the film is open ended." adds Khatkar.
Prashant Raj who plays the lead role in Toss says, “Toss is basically on the lines of a family drama. It is a very real story, rather real undercurrent. It"s relevant to today"s generation. My character"s name is Samay."
Prashant has no qualms about his first film, RGV Ki Aag, in which he played Raj Ranade inspired by Amitabh"s character from the original film Sholay. “I have got some decent level of appreciation from the critics, so I am quite happy with that. Film didn"t work but that wasn"t in my hand. I got a chance to play Mr. Bachchan"s role, which he played in Sholay. For me it was a once in life time opportunity, so there are no qualms" he quips. Coming back to Toss, Prashant is quite confident about his second film. “Toss has a very interesting storyline. I am sure people would really enjoy watching this movie" says Prashant.
Toss has been entirely shot in Goa and will be releasing in December. The music of the film has been composed by new music directors Sidhant and Suhas.