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Mangalore: Gulshan Grover in city - 'Instant stardom hard to handle'

Mangalore: Gulshan Grover in city - 'Instant stardom hard to handle'

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)

Mangalore, Jun 7: “It is but natural for everyone to go through hardships and trying times. Even I faced this situation in the early days. We need to learn to handle crises in our lives, and have determination. Committing suicide is not a solution for the problems. Jiah Khan took a hasty decision in ending her life,” felt veteran villain and the 'bad man' of Bollywood and Hollywood, Gulshan Grover.

Gulshan came to the city on Thursday June 6 to visit Cinepolis here. He is also set to inaugurate an auto expo that will go under way in the city on Friday. Grover, who has also showed his mettle by donning some character roles, will be seen as a bad guy, his trade mark role, soon in a film. He interacted with media persons during the visit.

Grover feels that the new generation actors find it hard to handle instant stardom, huge fan following and the pressure of having to deal with the functioning style of Bollywood.  “All I can say is that Jiah took a hasty decision. Financial crunch, a feeling of hollowness, and not getting roles are very common problems faced by budding artistes. It would be totally wrong to jump to the conclusion that one’s future is doomed. I have faced these situations myself, and come out of them with determination,” Grover explained.

He said that success which comes too fast for newcomers, goes into head and becomes too hard to tame, and attributed this phenomenon to the successive suicides of a number of budding stars.  He recalled that it took very long for him to be established and recognized as an actor in Bollywood. He said once a person soars to dizzy heights financially, it becomes difficult for him to return to humble ways of living.

Gulshan, when asked as to whether his image as a bad guy had made girls scurry for cover at his sight, replied in the negative. He felt that the acting style, dialogue delivery etc, which once used to be the hallmark of individual actors, can now be manipulated by the use of advanced technology. He said he will be acting with Saif Ali Khan in the upcoming film, ‘Bullet Raja’. Three more films featuring him are also on the sets, he informed. He recalled that he was a meritorious student of Sri Ram College New Delhi, where he completed masters degree, but decided to follow his passion for acting.

Grover recalled the days when he had passed through the city while shooting in Kudremukh for a film. He noted that Mangalore has developed by leaps and bounds during these years. “I like the temples, beaches, greenery, and fish curry of Mangalore,” he said, with his characteristic laughter that reverberated though the theatre. 

Mangalore Cinepolis unit head, Keertan Shetty, and Sharad Hegde, were present.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    I hate him in the films, but not as a person....that is what his role in the films. Superb acting.

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  • michaelfernandes, kuwait bajal mangalore

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    hi..gulshanji.welcom 2 manglore. u r the best entry 2 the velan to the manglore pepls.what u r liked from.mangalore? ples write on ur face book.

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  • RHN, USA

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    GULLU DADA urf KESARIYA VILAITHI urf BAD MAN suprised to you roaming in Mlore....
    I seriously admire his potentialty and caliber.
    A hero can always get appreciated for his work in a movie. Very rarely do we see anti-heroes get recognized. But male protagonists like Amrish Puri, Om Puri, BAD MAN, Amjad Khan, and even off-late Prakash Raj have depicted some outstanding talent in the entertainment industry. HATS OFF!!!

    N moreover BAD MAN is really lucky to have got an intimate shot with Beauty Queen Katrina in "BOOM". I envy u!!

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  • Disha Rita Furtado, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    Gulshanji greetings and welcome to Mangalore, you know gulshanji when I was a child I was very very scared to watch your films, when ever you enter in the scene I used to quickly Press the Video forward button, so that I will miss that bad scene. even now too quickly I change the T.V channel, I cant see any people suffer. Any how you are a good actor .

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    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    Good initiative,Welcome to M'lore Gulshanji, kahin Mangalorean chokri log aapko dekhe darr na jaye Bad man Gulshanji!!Gulshan Grover is among the few Bollywood actors who have made it big in Hollywood.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    He should know best...'For starters he could not handle his handle, I mean Stardom even though it did not come to him instantly-Right Gulshan?
    Very good actor though not afraid to experiment...Welcome to M'lore....

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  • Aadil Khan, Kasaragod, Saudi Arabia

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    Gulshan, welcome to the city. Hope the girls in the city are not frightened.

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