Gabbar Singh is one of the most iconic character in the history of Indian cinema. Such is his popularity that he is considered as one of the most dangerous villains on screen ever. The iconic role which was played by Amjad Khan in ever green classic “Sholay” is even remember today. His dialogues in the film sent chills down anyone’s spine.
And now the same is repeating in cultural capital of India, Mysuru. Ganesh Prasad, a resident of Ashokpuram, Mysuru, seems to have taken his love for the character a little too far. After photos of him imitating Gabbar Singh and wielding a gun in public went viral, he has become the talk of the town.
Dressed in a red shirt and wielding a single-barrel gun, he roams around Mysuru, drawing eyes and sparking confused whispers. He is alleged to have opened fire in the air in September of 2017, sending everyone into a panic. He has reportedly been warned numerous times but, this seems to have had no effect on the self-styled Gabbar Singh.
Residents have planned on filing a police complaint and are also asking for is gun license to be revoked. But will this Gabbar SIngh stop? This is the big question in everyone’s mind.
Gabbar Singh is a fictional character, the antagonist of the 1975 Bollywood film “Sholay”. He was written by duo Salim-Javed, consisting of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. Played by Amjad Khan, he is depicted as a dacoit who leads a group in looting and plundering the villages in the region of Ramgarh. He has a sadistic personality and insists on killing whenever required to continue his status and to take revenge on his enemies.The character of Gabbar is one of the most popular in Indian films. The character Gabbar Singh was modelled on a real-life dacoit of the same name who had menaced the villages around Gwalior in the 1950s. Any policeman captured by the real Gabbar Singh had his ears and nose cut off, and was released as a warning to other policemen.
Gabbar Singh’s popularity was such that, not only Hindi films but even films from other languages loved the character. In 2012 Telugu film “Gabbar Singh”, the character has been referenced by protagonist Venkataratnam Naidu, nicknaming himself after Gabbar Singh’s character. In the 2015 Hindi film “Gabbar is Back”, the protagonist Aditya Singh Rajput (portrayed by Akshay Kumar) resembles Gabbar Singh and he also nicknamed himself after Gabbar’s character.