Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover says he feels proud for creating a “mud-path” between Indian cinema and Hollywood.
“You all know I am the first commercial cinema actor who went and worked in Hollywood and international cinema and I am still continuing doing that. I am extremely proud of the fact that I created a mud-path between Bollywood and Hollywood,” Grover told reporters here.
The 60-year-old actor, said he feels happy that the mud-path he created is being cemented by wonderful actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.
“I am very happy that the mud-path is being followed and cemented by such wonderful actors like Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, everybody. Today, the Indian cinema is spread to various corners of the world,” he said.
Grover is currently shooting for a Malaysian film “I am not a terrorist” – the first movie from the country to be shot
in India – at the picturesque resort in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
He recalled starting his film career from the Valley in Sunil Dutt directed “Rocky” and credits the beauty of the state for his success.
“I started my film career in Kashmir. My first film ‘Rocky’ was shot in Kashmir. I do not know what was in the beauty and the atmosphere here that I achieved success after success and not just in Bollywood but in international cinema as well.
“It all started for me here in Kashmir. And today, after a gap of many years, to be in Kashmir and shooting for a film which is significant in many ways. A Malaysian film is being shot in India for the first time,” he said.
The actor feels the affection that film personalities get from the people in Kashmir can’t be matched.
“It is so wonderful to be in Kashmir. The affection that I got from Kashmiri people here is unparallelled.
“There is simple love and affection whether it is outside the hotel or where we are shooting, or while interacting (with people). It is something that makes me feel truly emotional,” he said.
Grover praised the state for it’s hospitality.
“The hospitality of the Kashmir administration – whether it is Tourism Department or JK Police or the army here and even the locals – has been something that we will not forget so easily.
“I am truly happy that I am here in Kashmir and interacting with my Kashmiri fans. I am thankful to all,” he said.