Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Whether it was as Ricky in 'Dum Maaro Dum', KC in 'Shaitan' or his latest role in forthcoming film 'That Girl In Yellow Boots', Gulshan Devaiah's tryst with negative roles seems to be continuing. But he isn't bothered about being typecast.
'I'm not scared of being typecast. My part in 'Dum Maaro Dum' was very different from the one in 'Shaitan' and so it is in 'That Girl In Yellow Boots'. Most people are grey, nobody is really white or black. The difference lies in how you vent it,' Gulshan told IANS in an interview.
'Some people might say that Gulshan only plays grey characters but I don't think it as a problem for me because each part is different, the process is different, the script is different, the dialogues, the director...everything is different,' he added.
Despite portraying negative characters, Gulshan says he makes a conscious effort to make each role look different.
'I am very conscious that every time I try something new, I have a different process....I put in that effort. I'm still not a fantastic actor, but I'm trying my best not to repeat myself,' he said.
After garnering acclaim with his performances in his previous two films, the Bangalore-based actor is looking forward to his role in 'That Girl In Yellow Boots', an Anurag Kashyap directorial.
'I play the part of a guy who is sort of a villain in the film. Because I am from Bangalore, I was told to make the character a Kannada speaking sort of goon. So I worked on it for a couple of days and then we worked on some improvisations and then slowly the character started emerging.
'I didn't do any special work for it, except that I had met a lot of people in Bangalore who were small time gangsters. So different aspects of all these different people together became my interpretation of the character. I tried to play it as seriously as possible, but most people who have seen the film are saying that it has come out quite comical,' said the 33-year-old.
The film has been scripted by actress Kalki Koechlin, Kashyap's wife, and is slated for release Sep 2.
On working with critically lauded Kashyap, Gulshan said: 'I always felt a sense of trust by him without him actually telling me that. When he is around you, you feel that he has confidence in you and your abilities and he lets you do what you want to do.
'The process is very organic with him which is very great for an actor who wants to contribute and who wants to experiment,' he added.