I would’ve been a bet­ter Kat­tappa: Gul­shan Grover

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Gul­shan Grover has no qualms ad­mit­ting he is a greedy ac­tor. He be­lieves in por­tray­ing char­ac­ters that fas­ci­nate him. In love with how film­maker SS Ra­jamouli sketched the char­ac­ter of Kat­tappa in the Baahubali se­ries, Grover says he could have played the part bet­ter.

“Chal­leng­ing roles bring out the best in me. I’m greedy and on the look­out for such char­ac­ters. I can say that I would’ve played the role of Kat­tappa bet­ter. Had I got the op­por­tu­nity, the char­ac­ter would have ex­celled more,” says Grover, who earned the ti­tle of the Bad Man of Bol­ly­wood, hav­ing played vil­lain­ous roles in films such as Ram Lakhan (1989) and In­ter­na­tional Khi­ladi (1999).

The ac­tor adds that he has the qual­i­ties that are es­sen­tial in a neg­a­tive char­ac­ter. “There is cer­tain phys­i­cal­ity, panache and ex­pres­sion that are re­quired for such roles and I have all of them in me.” Grover, how­ever, doesn’t deny that Sath­yaraj (above), who won ap­plause for play­ing Kat­tappa, “has done a de­cent job”.

Does di­rec­tor Ra­jamouli know about Grover’s de­sire to play a role like that? The ac­tor says he has al­ready shared his thoughts with Ra­jamouli, who, in turn, has shown in­ter­est in work­ing with him. “Ra­jamouli is a su­perb di­rec­tor. I’d love to col­lab­o­rate with him,” says Grover.

Had I got the op­por­tu­nity [to play Kat­appa in Baahubali], the char­ac­ter would have ex­celled more GUL­SHAN GROVER, AC­TOR

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