Jasmeet Panesar speaks exclusively to the ‘Bad Man’ Villain Gulsan Grover for Bullet Raja.
Welcome Mr.Gulshan Grover for this interview with Punjab2000.com, I’m Jasmeet Panesar and I must say it is truly an honour to interview the ‘Bad Man’ Thank you for the interview, I look forward to it.
What can the fans expect from your character in the film? Well this film Bullet Raja, is not only an interestingly written, it also has interestingly powerful performances. My personal performance came out nicely and since Saif Ali is in this film, I play his opponent. I’m the villain and he plays the hero, therefore my performance will also have a certain spark to it so apart from some fantastic written scenes, fans can expect some great performances performed by us.
So you are the biggest obstacle that Saif Ali Khan has to face? Definitely yes, I change the course of his life, make sure that what he has tried to rise up to and tried to do. I am a modern gangster, one of the wealthiest, the most stylish, arrogant person and who really controls the government as well. SO obviously if he gets in trouble and in a mess then his course of life gets changed because of me.
So was your role in Bullet Raja more challenging form your previous villain roles that you have played? I’ve played a lot of villain roles and every single one of them have been challenging of course, physically, mentally and emotionally for sure. This one in Bullet Raja is representing a toned down of a villain. I’m not a villain that you would see right away, straight from the first shot scene from the film like in Ram Lakhan where immediately the audience will know that I am the bad guy. In Bullet Raja this is someone, a character of mine although he is dangerous, he is an integral part of the society and therefore everything that needed to be played as a baddy needed to be played more towards todays circumstances. A lot more mean heated when needed and cooled when needed. I wanted to say my character is real but the film is not real but my performance is like how it would be in a commercial film.
How was the experience of working with Sonakshi SInha and Jimmy Shergill for the very first time? Yes Jimmy Shergill is someone I am very fond of; I had a great time working with him. He works very hard, he has exceptional qualities in him that I don’t have, I am very hard working and very demanding so to work with someone with great attributes within for the first time was nice also and he is a very nice young co-star to work with. Sonakshi, I have worked with her father many times in the past as a villain and now I am playing the role of the villain in which his daughter Sonakshi is now playing the heroine to the film. It is very nice, emotional and interesting as well because I’ve known her family for many years. So it was something to look forward to with this film working with these two and glad to have done that. It has been a great experience and you all get to see the final finish product very soon in the cinemas.
What attracted you to be a apart of Bullet Raja the most? What appealed to you? To be really honest I had few reasons. Firstly it was to work as an opponent to Saif Ali Khan once again because he is at a very comfortable and an interesting stage of his life and career. Works and acts in a way that throws a challenge to his fellow actors, it was very interesting to work with Saif. Second reason was the writer and director of the film Tigmanshu Dhulia, he is the director of today and the writer of tomorrow. He writes very good scenes and he written greats shots for me. Another reason was that I have worked with Shatrughan Sinha and I wanted to work with Sonakshi. I played the villain to her father and wanted to be in the movie where she played a heroine. It was a nice reason.
Any intense fight action sequences or stunts we may expect to see you doing on screen? Well there are actions between Saif and me on screen shot in the streets of Lucknow. It was shot on real location, real streets with real people and real moving cars, basically real everything. The scene with me and Saif, we both had to not only clash with each other, but also had to save ourselves from real cars so we don’t get run over. Normally it is all choreographed, we have our own cars on a real street, but here you are in the middle of it and can’t stop anything so had to be careful of what and where we did and how did our scene and the aftermath of the actions so we didn’t topple and hobble around into on coming traffic.
What advice would you give to young guys who want to be actors because everyone wants to be a hero more than a villain? I would say do what your heart says, but I would say if you want to be an actor, you have to be very really ready and be prepared on the job. We were lucky because we could learn on the job. The young generation today now face a bigger challenge of competitions. The competition is now enormous, in fact there is always somebody there to replace you within in seconds so you have to be very ready. Whether it is in the field of acting or any other field, you have to be far more ready than anybody else, one step ahead, more ready than other generations and people who are seniors. Have faith in god and make sure that you make the right decisions and whether you want to be a hero or a villain it is their choice. It is very tougher to be a villain now because there aren’t many villain parts anymore.
Mr Grover it was a pleasure interviewing you, thank you for your time. It was a pleasure talking to you Jassi, thanks for the interview and hope you and the fans like the film as much as we liked it.