Suniel Shetty is a name everyone knows, he has created his identity and stardom. The actor has delivered numerous superhits in a career spanning 30 years. He featured in almost 100 movies including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages films. With the evolving time, he also stepped into the web series world.
Suniel Shetty made a big debut in the digital space with the recently released Dharavi Bank alongside Vivek Oberoi. The 61-year-old actor busy promoting his new project spoke to E-Times lately. In a candid conversation, he spoke of two hero films as he has shared the screen with actors like Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, and others multiple times. In the interview, he was asked why two-hero films are so difficult to make these days.
Earlier, Akshay Kumar had highlighted the topic lighting the spark that these days actors avoid two hero films. Well, many defended themselves proving Khiladi wrong, but Suniel Shetty seems to be on the same boat as his Hera Pheri co-star. Anna claimed that every actor of this generation is insecure about themselves.
He elaborates his thoughts saying, “Each one is insecure about themselves. Each one talks about the amount of money he wants to take home and not about how much money he wants to put into the product.” The Thalaivan of Dharavi Bank indicated that actors are more visible to their audience when they want to promote their film or something.
He went on to say, “When they want to talk to their audience, it’s only pre-release, not through the year. When you redeem your audience and you want the audience to stick to you, you got to give them something constantly. You have to think of them and not yourself. I don’t take my dog for a walk when I have to release a film. I don’t go and support an NGO when I have to release a film, that has to be a part of my DNA. Those are things we don’t talk about,” he said. The Hera Pheri actor added that the audience does not care about what car an actor drives or which restaurant they frequent, but they do care about them being a “real hero.” He said, “Is he a great human being? Is he doing stuff for people? Is he considerate?”
Recalling his time Shetty said, “We were there for them, we supported them so when people went against us, they stood up for us, they were our voice. Today, we have no voice. Each one has to speak for themselves and the world is thrashing you. So when you are being thrashed, you are hiding. Whereas if you have your workers, your union, your people speak up for you and say ‘our entire world runs on this, this is our bread and butter,’ things fall into place so it is a big gap.”
In his newest and very first web series ‘Dharavi Bank’, Suniel Shetty plays the role of Thalaivan, a powerful, kingpin of India’s largest slum—Dharavi. The web series is streaming on Mx player from November 19. He is next expected to feature in a sequel to his iconic comic flick Hera Pheri 3.