On The Front Row this week, Anupama Chopra is in conversation with the villains of Bollywood – Prem Chopra, Gulshan Grover, Prakash Raj and Ronit Roy. As you can imagine, when it comes to our villains, we tend to perceive them in real life in similar ways as we see them on screen (Shakti Kapoor, anyone?) – more than even our heroes. Anupama poses this very question to the group, asking them whether their on-screen personas ever affect how people see them in real life. Here’s an excerpt from the show!
Anupama Chopra: Do people confuse your character onscreen with who you are in real life?
Prakash Raj: It happens. I don’t mind villains being confused, but certain heroes also will get confused with the persona. All actors are confused with the roles they do.
Gulshan Grover: For years, it has been happening that people believe what they see on screen, whether it is good or bad. It has become slightly less with the electronic media coming. People do get to see us in natural normal circumstances, where in a party, a heroine that supposedly on screen would run away, comes and hugs us and gives a peck on the cheek and we are chatting and we are friendly with the hero.
Prakash Raj: No, it should not go away, otherwise we will be out of a job. (Everybody laughs)
Watch “The Front Row with Anupama Chopra” today(Friday) at 8:30 pm on Star World for the third edition of The Front Row Dialogues-Villains’ Special featuring iconic Bollywood baddies Prem Chopra, Gulshan Grover,Prakash Raj and Ronit Roy on what it takes to be truly wicked onscreen. For more details on the show log on to our website: www.thefrontrow.tv, follow us on twitter: @tfr2014 and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/