Pran was my inspiration: Gulshan

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Gulshan Grover: I am showing the people the new me.

In an interview, Bollywood’s most famous baddie Gulshan Grover said his main inspiration was Pran, the villain of yesteryear.

Grover  is also one of the first actors to make a successful transition into Hollywood as he bagged pivotal parts in films like ‘Beeper’, ‘Blind Ambition’, ‘Desperate Endeavours and Prisoners Of The Sun’. Of late, he has also acted in Iranian, Malaysian and Canadian films.

Talking about his role in Bredd Lee starrer UnIndian he said “Brett is the first non-Indian actor to not only do Bollywood-style singing and dancing, but also perform many entertaining and romantic scenes like our heroes. All I can say is that everything changes when my character arrives on screen. It’s difficult to judge if I’m the good guy or bad guy. I give a new dimension to the story”. He said people will love Brett when they see the film.

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He said today, iconic baddies of Indian cinema have disappeared.

Explaining why he switched to playing positive characters, he says his exposure to the West helped him a lot. “Also, movies like I Am Kalam showed that I was ready to adapt and I wasn’t resting on my past laurels. When I was nominated for the National Award, the chairperson of the jury, JP Dutta told me, ‘It was very difficult to not give you the award.’ “

After spending time in the West, “people thought I don’t live here anymore and am not interested in working in India. I had to restart because they felt ‘Yeh toh Hollywood chala gaya’. I had my talent and brand to begin my new innings with a different style of acting. I was ready to show them the new me”. – CINEWS

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