Began his career with the Hindi flick industry as a Distributor in 1951, and later went on to become a Movie Creator from 1969. He has one lad,
Rajiv Rai, and one daughter. He is the dad of U.K. grounded Bollywood Film Manager, Rajiv Rai and father-in-law of well-known Bollywood artist, Sonam. He would’ve been Raja even today had a paralytic stroke not floored him and triggered a grave deterioration in his objectives.
But all over the 1970s and 80s, Gulshan Rai continued one of the most perceptive prosperous and influential film creators in Bollywood. His box-office forecasts not just about his makings but also about movies by other flick makers were so precise that nervous filmmakers would request Rai’s opinion before publicizing their films. The Nostradamus of Bollywood had a spot-on sense of box-office precision.
Seldom did Gulshan Rai go mistaken with his pictures? When in 1971 he created Johnny Mera Naam everybody warned him versus a title that upraised painful memories of Raj Kapoor’s freshly defeated Mera Naam Joker. But Gulshan Rai was obstinate. Though his next making with the Johnny Mera Naam team named Joshila was a box-office failure, it started off a long friendship between the creator and manager
Yash Chopra. Chopra and Rai cooperated one some mega-movies in the 70s introducing
Amitabh Bachchan counting Deewaar, Trishul, and Kala Patthar.
Amitabh Bachchan says, for some reason they had some of their largest achievements together. He was an exceptionally humble man. In fact, Gulshanji took up his first movie Saat Hindustani for circulation, not for any other cause except that Gulshan appreciated the manager Khwaja Ahmed Abbas. Later he created some of his successes comprising Deewaar. Gulshanji was always a very just, open-minded but modest person. He had an eerie business intellect. Like Yash Johar, Gulshan Rai had no adversaries in the film business.
He was always ready to offer a helping hand to those who required it. It’s a tragic debit to the picture trade. His only child filmmaker Rajiv Rai who will now manage the family sign Trimurti Flick son his own was compelled to leave India after blackmail and death warnings from the gangland. Gulshan Rai died alone, with none of his acquaintances by his side. At one time his household was anchorage for the leading stars and managers of Bollywood. Kaifi Azmi’s melody Dekhizamanekiyaaribichdesabhibaari-bari unfolding the indecisiveness of filmdom applies to the forecaster of incomes Gulshan Rai.