Bollywood’s Bad Man Gulshan Grover will be seen playing a gay character in Ban Gayi Baat. The actor says it has been worth playing the role. “I find gay people extremely talented, extremely nice human beings, extremely interesting and they have traits and qualities that are worth for any actor (to enact),” said the actor.
“I feel that gay people are part of our society and they are absolutely the part of the world as people with other sexual choices are,” he added. He has been cast as a gay choreographer in the film. After working in international films such as Prisoners of the Sun and Nephilim, he feels that people abroad are very open about the sexual inclinations, unlike in Bollywood.
“I know of people in Los Angeles who have announced themselves as being gay unlike here in Bollywood, where we have ‘suspected’ gay people, and ‘rumoured’ gay people,” said Grover. The film is directed by Shuja Ali and produced by Sayed Asif Jah.
That’s not all. There’s also a second first for Gulshan in the film — he is playing a double role — that of a professor, apart from a gay choreographer. Asked if there were any apprehensions before he said ‘yes’ to the project, Gulshan said he would have not done it if it did not feel right.
“This was my first thought and this was my condition to my producers, director and writers, that if we are doing a commercial film, there should not be anything undignified. There has to be some standard. This is a family film.”
“I don’t like to be part of movies that are below dignity, or it would hurt the sensibility of viewers. So, in my career, I have not been part of films that are not aesthetic or which are not socially right,” he said.