Gulshan Devaiah has always been vocal about lending support to different artists, and he practices it in his real life as well. When a caricature artist Prasad Bhat, a Bengaluru based artist and founder of Graphicurry reached out to him to pay a tribute to him as an actor, by caricaturing some of his iconic characters, Gulshan could not accept it for free. Touched by the gesture, Gulshan commissioned the work from the artist.
The artist has picked Gulshan’s looks from his movies, like Commando 3, Dahaad, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, Ghost Stories, Durangaa, Badhaai Do, Hunterrr, Death in the Gunj and That Girl in Yellow Boots.
Gulshan says, “If I really like something then I’m willing to pay for it. I’m very grateful & privileged to receive offers by artists to make me something for free but it’s their livelihood too & in this age of Machine learning & AI, the least I can do is support artists by offering to pay them their rates. Prasad offered to make me something, I liked his idea and decided I wanted to commission him to kinda summarise my career until now with his art. I’m very happy with Prasad’s caricatures and each one of them have wonderful memories attached to them.”
Gulshan was last seen in the movie 8 A.M. Metro, opposite Saiyami Kher. He was also part of the crime thriller Dahaad, where he plays a cop named Devilal Singh, for which he got rave reviews. He will soon begin filming his upcoming action thriller movie Ulajh with Janhvi Kapoor and Malayalam movie star Roshan Mathew.