‘Hol­ly­wood film­mak­ers do a lot of re­search’

Gul­shan Grover says in­ter­na­tional film­mak­ers pay more at­ten­tion to de­tails

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

The bad man of Bol­ly­wood, Gul­shan Grover (right), who re­cently fin­ished shoot­ing for Deepa Me­hta’s In­ter­na­tional pro­ject Beeba Boys, wants the Hindi film in­dus­try to learn from the West. The 55-year-old ac­tor says that in­ter­na­tional film­mak­ers spend more time and energy on re­search.

“In the West, peo­ple as­so­ci­ated with a par­tic­u­lar film spend a lot of time on the finer de­tails of the con­tent. Once the con­cept of the film is es­tab­lished, the film­maker thor­oughly re­searches that topic, so that the story is more re­al­is­tic and ap­pears au­then­tic when peo­ple watch it in a theatre,” he says, adding, “For this film, too, Deepa (Me­hta) did her part of the re­search and was able to tell her story in a much bet­ter way.”

Grover also points out that ac­tors in the West are hum­ble, but ex­tremely skilled at their re­spec­tive jobs. “These ac­tors would come to me and say, ‘We love your work’. I got a lot of re­spect from them. I was moved by the warmth and re­spect given to me on sets by all the young Cana­dian and Amer­i­can ac­tors who were play­ing the lead gang­sters. They had seen my In­dian and Hol­ly­wood films. But when it came to work, they weren’t in­tim­i­dated by me or the fact that I’ve done al­most 400 films, and per­formed their scenes with con­fi­dence. That was re­ally nice to see,” he signs off.

The film­maker thor­oughly re­searches the (film) topic, so that the story is more re­al­is­tic and ap­pears au­then­tic when peo­ple watch it in a theatre

Gul­shan Grover, ac­tor

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