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