I screwed up my own career, says Suniel
Actor Suniel Shetty has bounced back, fitter and more optimistic than ever, but he accepts that in the past three years, his career graph had dropped because of his wrong choices.
He adds that he is not insecure about the success of his contemporaries, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, who were delivering blockbusters at a time when Suniel was doing little or nothing in films.
“I’m not unhappy about where they are in their career. I’m not where they are because I screwed up. I can’t blame anybody else. If I made the wrong choice of films, then they are my choices,” says Suniel, who is back in showbiz as the host of the TV adventure show, India’s Asli Champion.
He adds, “To undo what I’ve done, I have to choose the right film.” On the errors, he says, “I supported people who were not financially very strong. Believing that a film would be very good, I went ahead with it.” The problem, he adds, is that a producer whose finances are weak would make mistakes such as releasing the film without publicity. “There is a whole math that goes into it, and when somebody doesn’t understand the math, things don’t work out,” says the actor, who is also a film producer and a restaurant owner.
Suniel is thankful to his industry friends. He says, “Salman, Ajay or Akshay… all of them supported me. I believe that when you don’t hold anything against anybody, everything falls in place.”