Gulshan Devaiah is geared up to leave a lasting impression with his portrayal of the ruthless assassin 'Atmaram' in the recently premiered Netflix series "Guns & Gulaabs." Drawing inspiration from legendary actors Mithun Chakraborty and Sanjay Dutt, Devaiah has meticulously crafted his character for maximum impact.
Set in the '90s, "Guns & Gulaabs," directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK (Raj & DK), intricately weaves the tales of a love-struck mechanic, Paana Tipu (Rajkummar Rao), a reluctant gang heir (Adarsh Gourav), an agent of chaos (Dulquer Salmaan), and the fearsome assassin, 4-cut Atmaram, brought to life by Devaiah.
Gulshan Devaiah's depiction carries the imprint of Mithun Chakraborty's retro fashion sense and Sanjay Dutt's iconic mullet hairstyle from films such as "Saajan" and "Khalnayak." The actor assures viewers a plethora of nods to the '80s and '90s throughout the show.
Discussing his character's appearance, Gulshan reveals, "The hair inspiration comes directly from Sanjay Dutt's '90s look. Many clothing style references were drawn from Mithun Chakraborty's photos." He further unveils that certain elements, including a distinctive knife featured in the series, pay homage to the aesthetics of the '50s and '60s.
Reflecting on his connection to that era, Gulshan Devaiah fondly recalls the impact of films like "Saajan" and "Khalnayak" during his formative years. He emphasizes that "Guns & Gulaabs," reminiscent of that era's films, embraces an audaciously extravagant narrative within a unique world.
Expressing contentment with the positive feedback garnered from recent projects, including the series "Duranga" and "Dahaad," as well as films like "Badhaai Do" and "8 AM Metro," Devaiah draws motivation from the audience's warmth and affection. This affirmation bolsters his creative journey.
"Guns & Gulaabs" has been released today, delivering a thrilling journey into a world of eccentric characters and enthralling narratives. The series, featuring the late actor Satish Kaushik, assures an engaging and unforgettable experience for its viewers.