‘I HAVE BEEN LUCKY TO GET WORK OUT­SIDE OF COM­EDY’

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - TIME OUT - Rishabh Suri

Ac­tor Ran­vir Shorey, who starred in two back-to-back films this year — Halkaa and Gali Guleiyan, is happy to be do­ing dra­matic and se­ri­ous films.

Ear­lier seen in com­edy films such as Bheja Fry (2007), Singh Is Kinng (2008), Ugly Aur Pagli (2008), and Happy End­ing (2014), this was a wel­come change. “These two films, which re­leased this year, were not com­edy, but in the dra­matic genre. In that sense, yes, I’ve been lucky that I got work out­side of com­edy space for some time. What’s com­mon, how­ever, be­tween ear­lier and to­day is that I am still do­ing in­de­pen­dent films. I am very care­ful about the scripts I say yes to,” says Ran­vir, who com­pleted 16 years in the in­dus­try this year. His de­but film Ek Cho­tisi Love Story re­leased in 2002.

On how the jour­ney has been so far, the ac­tor shares that it has been full of ups and downs. “Mo­ments of great joy, mo­ments of strug­gle, times when there was no work... it has been a mixed bag.” Asked what kept him go­ing in the low phase, he says, “You try to im­prove your­self, find new av­enues, spend qual­ity time with fam­ily. That’s it for an ac­tor; there are not many other choices.”

Ran­vir Shorey

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