Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who comes from a non-film background, feels it is vital to maintain 'friendship' with people in the movie industry.

Gulshan Devaiah
Gulshan Devaiah

The "Hunterrr" actor told IANS: "I think it's very important to maintain a good relationship with the industry people. I have a good relationship with Vivek Agnihotri and Anurag Kashyap among others... Friendship is very important in this industry."

However, friendships are not what will help one last long.

"As far as your work is concerned, it depends on your talent. Beyond a point, it's only your talent that will help you sustain," he said.

Gulshan says that before signing any film, he also consults his wife.

"I discuss films with my wife. My wife (Kalliroi Tziafeta) is also an actress. If I have a mental block with something, I discuss it with her," he said.

Is Gulshan also interested in directing films?

He said: "I am not interested in direction at all. I am interested in characters. I am an actor and I want to prove myself as an actor at this point of time."