I am un­com­fort­able do­ing com­mer­cial films: Ran­vir Shorey

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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.

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