Mumbai: Gopal Bedi, aka Ranjeet, popularly known for his villainous on-screen aura in the 70s and 80s Bollywood movies, reveals how his image as a ‘rape specialist’ came into the spotlight and also how he was able to make his female co-stars feel at comfort during the shoot.
In an interview, the veteran actor said that his co-stars would ask their directors often to bring him in whenever there was any molestation scene.
Moreover, the actor wittingly stated that a change in women’s fashion killed his career as a ‘rape specialist’ since women started wearing shorts and there was nothing left for him to pull.
Further, stressing about his family’s permission about the roles he choose to perform, initially, there were backlashes he had to face, but eventually, society accepted him and his on-screen character.
The 79-year-old actor holds a personal feel-good ‘record’ of acting in over 200 Hindi movies. He has also been a part of a television serial “Aisa Desh Hai Mera’ and few Punjabi films.
Hindi movie ‘Sharmeelee’ charmed his luck as he came into the spotlight after playing a negative role in this movie.
There is a contrast between his reel and real-life ‘Ranjeet’ is completely a family man in real life, a proud father of two children- daughter Divyanka Bedi and son Jeeva Bedi.