Actor Ranvir Shorey, known for his power-packed performances in off-beat films such as Khosla Ka Ghosla and Mithya, says that he is 40 and still struggling to get good work in the industry. The actor, who made his debut in Bollywood with the film Ek Chhoti si Love Story in 2002 and later starred in critically acclaimed films such as Traffic Signal and Bheja Fry, says he is yet to get a chance to prove himself.
“Even at 40, I am still struggling. In our industry, only star kids are given opportunities. I have done films like Ugly Aur Pagli and Mithya for which I was appreciated. But here I am finding it difficult even to get my films released,” says Shorey, adding, “It is not that I have not delivered. I have, but my films are not seeing the light of the day. I don’t even know why. It is very difficult for me. Even I have to pay my bills.”
Shorey has also done small roles in a number of hit commercial films including Jism, Lakshya, Singh Is Kinng, Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and Aaja Nachle, but they failed to bring good assignments his way. “I took up small roles in big banner films hoping to get the attention of other directors but I fail to understand why am I not getting good roles,” he says.