On my pinboard- Gulshan Devaiah

On my pinboard- Gulshan Devaiah

Gulshan Devaiah

Actor Gulshan Devaiah is known for his unconventional roles in movies like Shaitan, Hate Story and Hunterrr.
Gulshan was born in Bengaluru and started his career with Anurag Kashyap’s short film ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’, alongside Kalki Koechlin. His character ‘Bhavani’ in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic-tragedy ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’, garnered a lot of appreciation. Gulshan’s role in ‘A Death In The Gunj’, directed by Konkona Sen Sharma, was widely acclaimed. 


There Will Be Blood

“If I have to pick one film, it has to be ‘There Will Be Blood’ Paul Thomas Anderson. It is quite a dark and grim movie but makes a lot of sense in terms of the socio-political scenario that we have and gives an insight as to what human beings are capable of. This movie also has the greatest male performance ever in history by Daniel Day-Lewis."



Daniel Day-Lewis

“I have gathered inspiration from a lot of actors but I have been the most mesmerised by Daniel Day-Lewis. They are very meticulously planned performances. Although I like Meryl Streep too and believe that she is one of the greatest actors of all time, being a male actor I sometimes associate and relate to other male actors.”




“I never get tired of going to Greece. My wife is from Athens and we go there every year. It is in the Mediterranean and that’s reason enough to go there. It has a wonderful weather throughout the year; it is picturesque, full of culture and the food is great too. There are many beaches to explore other than Santorini and Mykonos. Many people do the mistake of going to Istanbul and then Athens, I would suggest exploring Greece on its own because there is so much to see and do. One needs at least a month to travel the length and breadth of the place.”



‘Bob Marley and the Wailers’

Growing up, I was inclined towards Hindi film music because that was what we played at home. My parents had a particular fascination for Malayalam music, so I used to hear that a lot. It was in my late teens when the phase of rebellion and confusion took over me, I discovered Reggae music; I loved listening to ‘Bob Marley and the Wailers’ and have all their songs and I still listen to them. I used to be a big fan of Apache Indian. Currently, I am listening to ‘Skibidi’ by Little Big.



Rajkummar Rao

My mother, Pushpalatha Devaiah, is my greatest inspiration. She has been through a lot in her life in terms of her illnesses; she has had rheumatism in 1988 and had many surgeries. She was bedridden for more than two-and-a-half-years but still went back to work. I look up to Rajkummar Rao for the fact that he always had the faith and belief in himself and today, he has a wonderful career.

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