Bollywood’s Bad Man Gulshan Grover and his favourite bad characters from the movies
Gulshan Grover picks his all-time favourite negative characters from Indian and international cinemabrunch Updated: Oct 21, 2017 22:51 IST
Contrary to what everybody would say, I feel that the character of Marlon Brando in Godfather (1972) is overrated. In fact, the best negative characters, the best written characters are to be found in the James Bond movies. Here are a few of my favourite ‘negative’ characters.
1. Raka- Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960)
Like any negative character expecting the noose, Pran puts his hand on his neck every time he plans to do something wrong.
2. Jabbar Singh - Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971)
Vinod Khanna’s dacoit ignored the stereotypes – no red eyes, no belt with bullets around his waist, no big moustache – but what an attitude!
3. Ernst Stavro Blofeld - Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
The supervillain with aspirations of world domination. The character was a double role, which was mostly done with the help of plastic surgery.
4. Shakhaal - Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
His style, the cigar, the dialogue – Ajit created an unforgettable persona.
5. Balwant - Heera (1973)
The character played by Shatrughan Sinha was menacing, cruel and ruthless.
6. Francisco Scaramanga - The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
This character is always a gentleman, who treats even his biggest adversary with dignity.
7. Bad Man - Ram Lakhan (1989)
This character got me recognition around the globe. Hats off to Subhash Ghai for thinking of such a unique way of introducing a negative guy, who announces that he is a terrible guy and you need to stay away from him.
8. Joker - The Dark Knight (2008)
What a fantastic character Heath Ledger played!
As told to Veenu Singh
From HT Brunch, October 22, 2017
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