I am uncomfortable doing commercial films: Ranvir Shorey
He has a fair share of commercial and small content-driven films in his filmography, but actor Ranvir
Shorey (above) says he is not comfortable doing big-budget movies. “Mainstream films are about making money, work is not that important and spinning money is. I find myself awkward doing such films. I am not comfortable there,” Ranvir says.
The 43-year-old actor, who has worked in Bollywood ‘masala’ films as well as criticallyacclaimed movies, says that even while choosing a commercial film, he looks for a good script. “Ek Tha Tiger (2012) was a great script, director and leading superstar of the film industry Salman Khan is part of it. I don’t do these projects for visibility, I look for script,” he says.
The actor says that his interest mainly lies in doing small, independent films. “I feel lucky that films like Singh is Kinng and Ek Tha Tiger came my way. They were mainstream films that were different. But my main staple is small, independent films. I feel that such films have meaty parts that are challenging, like Mithiya (2008), Fatso (2012). They are important to my heart and career,” he says.
When it comes to work, Ranvir makes it clear that he never discriminates against his work on the basis of whether a film is big or small. “Big films or small films, I don’t look at it that way. I do not discriminate that way. For me the role, script and director matter,” he says. Ranvir says that though big mainstream films brings more visibility to actors, it is in small films where one learns more about the craft of acting. “They (big films) do bring visibility; also they have more reach and offer more money. But with independent films, you learn more, push the envelope of your craft.