I screwed up my own career, says Su­niel

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com ■

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.”

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