Bangalore: His gait exudes enough confidence to make the drab laptop bag he carries, look trendy. A quick look at him and youâ€™d see why this 25-year-old is the face of Blumerq and why he is all set to make his tinsel town debut. Prabhu Narsim may be a nerdy microbiologist, but at heart, â€œIâ€™m a performer,â€ he says.
A research associate with ITC, Prabhu tried his luck at a contest by a menâ€™s clothing brand. Little did he know that he would not only win it but also meet popular voices, Kumar Sanu and Arijith Singh. â€œI was nervous but it was a fantastic feeling to walk in front of a sea of people,â€ he recounts. From imitating mannequin poses to walking the ramp, Prabhu has come a long way. Although he pursued science passionately as a career option, it was fashion that had caught his attention. â€œWhat was even better was being offered to endorse the brand,â€ he says. And that paved his way onto the big screen. â€œThe director had seen me walk the ramp and offered me the role,â€ he says and lights up as he talks about it. â€œItâ€™s a psychological thriller and shooting commences in October,â€ he reveals. And with him being picked for a reality show on Zee Kannada, he has his plate quite full. â€œSrujan Lokeshâ€™s offer came as a pleasant surprise,â€ he says.
As he twirls his aviators between his fingers, itâ€™s not hard to imagine who his onscreen role-models could be. â€œI revere Rajinikanth,â€ he says, adding that he draws inspirations from namma Sudeep and Prakash Raj. When heâ€™s not busy researching and developing food products, being a poster boy for clothes or emceeing just for kicks, Prabhu is addicted to fitness. â€œIâ€™m usually playing cricket or volleyball or hitting the gym,â€ he says, thinking twice before he picks up the next butter cookie in front of him.
For this city boy, coming from a non-filmy background isnâ€™t such a bad thing. â€œIâ€™m a quick learner,â€ he says. As he prepares for another day of juggling science and fashion, he talks about the kind of roles he looks forward to the most. â€œBeing associated with namma Sandalwood is high on my list,â€ he says. But for now, heâ€™s content to ride past huge hoardings of himself, across the city.