'Nepotism, Just The Tip Of The Iceberg', Gulshan Devaiah Calls Out Bollywood's Superstar Culture

According to Gulshan Devaiah, the big problem is superstars veto-ing the film's cast, because of the fear of being exposed in front of a better actor.

Gulshan Devaiah has taken to social media to call out Bollywood’s strong-arming tactics, that won’t allow him to work on big projects. Writing a short post on Facebook, Devaiah implied how nepotism (for all the traction it has got over the last two years) is just the tip of the iceberg. According to Devaiah, the bigger problem is superstars veto-ing the film’s cast, because of the fear of being exposed in front of a better actor.

Here’s what Devaiah wrote on Facebook:

Making his debut in Bejoy Nambiar’s Shaitan, Devaiah has proved his mettle in Anurag Kashyap’s That Girl In Yellow Boots, Harshvardhan Kulkarni’s Hunterrrr, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ramleela, and more recently in a double role in Vasan Bala’s Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.

Unfortunately, as it happens with good actors like Devaiah, there’s another aspect to his filmography that won’t be remembered for their craft-wise excellence. These films include – Hate Story, Cabaret. Devaiah will soon be playing an antagonist in Vidyut Jammwal-starrer, Commando 3.

As it is, Hindi cinema is going through the pits in 2019. And if good actors like Gulshan Devaiah aren’t offered work… then it really makes you wonder where we’re headed as a film-producing nation. Bollywood has always had a perennial star vs actor problem, and the two entities have peacefully co-existed, until now.

Meanwhile, Bhaijaan’s next film is expected to release soon.