"Shabanaji has helped me a lot in the beginning of my career. She recommended me to Mohan Kumar for a role in 'Avtaar' and told him that I am very hard working," the 51-year-old actor said at the DVD launch of "I Am Kalam".
"She sought roles for me in 'Hum Paanch">Hum Paanch', 'Aaj Ka MLA' and many more. She guided me on the sets of the film. She has always been my well-wisher and mentor," said Gulshan who debuted with "Hum Paanch">Hum Paanch" and later established himself as 'Bad Man' in Bollywood.
Gulshan took villainy to a different level with his roles in "Ram Lakhan", "Raja Babu", "Sadma", "Mohra", "Hera Pheri" and "Gangster - A Love Story". He will next be seen in Ali Khan">Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer "Agent Vinod", expected to release in March this year.