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‘Bad Man’ Gulshan praises gay people, says they are talented

New Delhi, July 4 He is known as Bollywood’s Bad Man, but now Gulshan Grover steps into a completely different role – he will be seen playing a gay character in “Ban Gayi Baat”. The actor is quite impressed with homosexuals and says it has been worth playing the role.

“I find gay people extremely talented, extremely nice human beings, extremely interesting and they have traits and qualities that are worth for any actor (to enact),” Gulshan told IANS.

“I feel that gay people are part of our society and they are absolutely the part of the world as people with other sexual choices are,” he added.

He has been cast as a gay choreographer in “Ban Gayi Baat”.

As he has worked in international films like “Prisoners of the Sun” and forthcoming movie “Nephilim”, he feels that people abroad are very open about it unlike in Bollywood.

“I know of people in Los Angeles who have announced themselves as gays and unlike here in Bollywood where we have suspected gays, rumoured gays,” Gulshan said.

The film is directed by Shuja Ali and produced by Sayed Asif Jah.

For the first time Gulshan is playing a double role in “Ban Gayi Baat” – a professor and gay choreographer.

Asked if there were any apprehensions before he said ‘yes’ to the project, Gulshan said he would have not done it, if it did not feel right.

“This was my first thought and this was my condition to my producers, director and writers, that if we are doing a commercial film, there should not be anything undignified. There has to be some standards. This is a family film.”

“I don’t like to be part of movies that are below dignity, or would hurt the sensibility or if any cheapness is there. So, in my career, I have not been part of films that are not aesthetic or which are not socially right,” he said.

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