He has been the ‘bad man’ of Bollywood for almost four decades, and unlike the current generation of actors, Gulshan Grover never bothered about being offered the same kind of roles throughout his career.
“Only weak actors worry about getting typecast and I was never like that. Those who are truly talented and trained do not worry about this because they can break an image with a sincere performance in one go,” says Grover, who will be seen playing a hero in a digital film.
The actor, who played negative role in films such as, Ram Lakhan (1989), Dilwale (1994) and Raja Babu (1994), was nominated for the National Award for his performance in the film I AM Kalam (2010). Grover feels projects such as these give actors the opportunity to prove their mettle. “For so many years, I played a baddie but here came a normal sensitive film like I Am Kalam and I got nominated for the National Award. Projects such as these make actors confident and feel that they can make or break their image on the silver screen,” he says.
The actor lived in Delhi before he moved to Mumbai in 1976 to get into Bollywood. Even now, there are some things about the Capital which he misses a lot. “I miss Delhi winter and it is so fantastic to be here during that time. Delhi has people who have the courage to go out there and find a way. That is what I keep it in my arsenal when I am abroad. I don’t forget where I set out from,” says Grover.