In Bollywood, it’s just connections: Ranvir Shorey


Ranvir Shorey

MUMBAI: Ranvir Shorey, who has done small but memorable roles in films like ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ and ‘Bheja Fry’, is sad that he is not getting the kind of roles he wants to play.

"I am not getting the kind of roles that I would like to do. I am definitely not getting the attention. In Hollywood, they appreciate a talent lot more than their connections, in our business it’s just connections. I would be lying if I say I want to play lead all the time. Good part matters to me. It’s not that I don’t want to do lead roles in the big budget films, but it’s that nobody wants to cast me. They want to cast me only for supporting roles," Ranvir told to reporters.

The problem, he says is that it is very easy to get stereotyped in this industry. "When Khosla Ka Ghosla happened I got so many offers to play a looser Delhi boy. If you have worked as something, they will use you just as that. They will suck you, chuck you, simple as that. In fact, I have tried never to repeat a performance. I will be struggling all my life, I don’t mind but I am not going to fall into a mould. I am here to enjoy acting. I might not be making money, I might not be very successful but at least I am having fun."

Currently awaiting the release of his new film ‘Fatso’, which is directed by Rajat Kapoor and features Gul Panag, Purab Kohli and Vinay Pathak, the actor said not many directors, other than Rajat, have shown enough faith in him to offer him the lead. "There are few people who have shown enough faith in me. I hope more filmmakers will take a chance," he said.