Actor Ranvir Shorey, who is known for his power-packed performances in films like Khosla Ka Ghosla and Mithya, says he is still not getting the kind of roles and the attention that he deserves.
Shorey made his debut in Bollywood in 2002 with Ek Chhotisi Love Story, but fame arrived with Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006) and Bheja Fry (2007).
"I started off not wanting to be an actor, but to be a filmmaker. So acting happened to me by chance. To be called a good actor is my due considering that I never wanted to be an actor. But now that you are in the game I still feel there is so much I can do more than what I am being offered or getting a chance in terms of how I am cast, how my films are projected or marketed," Shorey told PTI.
"I feel I am not getting the kind of roles I would like and I am definitely not getting attention," he said.
Shorey has also done supporting roles in a number of high-profile films like Jism, Lakshya, Singh Is Kinng, Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Traffic Signal and Yashraj's Aaja Nachle.
Ranvir Shorey in a still from Fatso.
"It is not that I don't want to do lead roles in the mainstream films with big budget films, but nobody wants to cast me there. They want to cast me only in supporting roles, maybe because I started off that way. But there are other braver people like Rajat Kapoor, who managed to give me a lead role in Ugly Aur Pagli. There are people who have had that kind of faith in me to ride that kind of money on me. Hope more filmmakers will take a chance," Shorey said.
The actor has four to five films that have not yet been and one of those up for release is Rajat Kapoor's Fatso.