Actor Jeet says that people often mistake his attitude for his arrogance and ego. He also shares that he rarely attends premiere parties of films and at times even doesn’t attend the premiere of his own films. The actor also says that he does harbour anger or resentment towards some of his colleagues in the film industry and at times even thinks of releasing his pent-up emotions. “At times, I wish to open up. But that’s not good for the industry and the colleagues we are working with. Today, I might bad-mouth them but tomorrow I might be sitting sit beside them. What will the audience think about me?” he asks.
Does he have friends in the industry? “I have a few old friends, who were with me before I became Jeet. I also have a few fantastic colleagues in the industry,” says Jeet, who thinks backbiting is the favourite pastime for some in the film industry.
Having been in the industry for 13 years now (he made his debut with Haranath Chakraborty’s Nater Guru in 2003), Jeet says that today he has reached a stage where it doesn’t matter what others think of him. “I wouldn’t have chosen this profession if I kept thinking what others will think of me. When I was struggling in Mumbai for five years, my parents had to hear constantly that their son has gone to Mumbai to become a hero. And it was said in a taunting tone. When you throw mud at someone, your hands also get dirty. I too get angry at times but you should not take decisions when you are angry. Similarly, you shouldn’t be making promises when you are too happy. You need to control your mind. Life is all about controlling your mind and body,” says the Saathi and Abhimaan actor.
Jeet also says that he feels blessed to be into the profession of acting. But isn’t he worried about his hardcore commercial films not doing good business at the box-office? “Commercial films drive the industry. You need a few people, who will focus only on cinema,” says the actor.
Last year, Jeet had only one release, Besh Kore Prem Korechi. He, however, shares that he would like to have three releases a year. “At times it doesn’t happen for different reasons. I would definitely love to offer my services to the industry. Whatever little I have achieved today is because of this industry,” he grins.