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For Ranvir Shorey good cinema comes before money

Bollywood actor Ranvir Shorey, who has featured in films like Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006) and Titli (2014), wants to continue doing meaningful cinema, rather than chasing films that are driven by finances.

bollywood Updated: Dec 12, 2017 19:01 IST
Juhi Chakraborty
Juhi Chakraborty
Hindustan Times
Actor Ranvir Shorey is earning rave reviews for his latest release Kadvi Hawa.
Actor Ranvir Shorey is earning rave reviews for his latest release Kadvi Hawa.(Yogen Shah/HT Photo)

Actor Ranvir Shorey has mostly been part of parallel cinema, with occasional appearances in the mainstream Bollywood films. The actor admits that although the path he has chosen in his career is difficult, he is happy.

“It is quite difficult. Not a lot of stuff, which gets green-lit is merit worthy. Also, the projects that get green-lit don’t care about correct casting. In that sense, I am lucky that I get considered here and there, but there is so much talent that does not get considered at all,” says Ranvir.

The 45-year-old feels that since mainstream cinema in India is all about the money, it is a hard task to be able to do films, which are more creatively motivated than financially.

“I don’t want to be a billionaire and do work which I am not happy about. I’d rather do the work that I am happy doing.”

“I don’t want to be a billionaire and do work which I am not happy about. I’d rather do the work that I am happy about. I could have been more ambitious but I am quite content,” he asserts.

Ranvir has a rich filmography, which boasts of content-driven films such as Khosla Ka Ghosla,Bheja Fry, Mithya, A Death In The Gunj, and Titli. Even his latest release Kadvi Hawa, which focuses on climate change and its impact on people’s lives, has also received rave reviews.

The actor says he is happy to get the opportunity to be part of such amazing films. “I am in love with my career, doing films I believe in and also spending time with myself,” says Ranvir.