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.