Actor Suniel Shetty had ever talked about his colleagues and actors Akshay Kumara and Salman Khan. In a 2017 interview with Hindustan Times, Suniel had said he was not at a crossroads in his career where they were because he “blew it.” He also spoke of his “wrong movie choice” and added that he blamed himself. Suniel had also said that Akshay, Salman Khan as well as actor Ajay Devgn supported him. (Read also | Salman Khan Remembers How Suniel Shetty Gifted Him An Expensive Shirt)
Suniel made his debut in Hindi films with Balwaan (1992) opposite Divya Bharti. He went on to star in many successful films such as Dilwale, Mohra, Gopi Kishan, Border, Hera Pheri, Jungle, Dhadkan and Main Hoon Na among many others. While he was featured in 2 Chehare in 2015, he had no releases in 2016. He made his comeback with A Gentleman in 2017.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Suniel said he was not insecure about Akshay and Salman’s success. “I am not unhappy or critical of where they are in their careers. I’m not where they are because I screwed up. So, who’s to blame for that? I can’t blame anyone else for that. If I made the wrong choice of movies, those are my choices. I’m convinced that I have to work hard to pick the right movie to undo what I’ve done. I don’t have to be greedy. The media has been very kind to me and kept me alive [in the public eye] over the past three and a half years. I supported people who were not very strong financially. Believing that a movie would be really good, I went ahead with it,” he’d said.
He also said: “Salman, Ajay or Akshay… they all supported me. Somehow I have the feeling that that buzz was also created by them (in the media). I sincerely believe that when you are content and have no one against you, not the Almighty nor your contemporaries, everything will fall into place.”
Suniel is all set to mark his OTT debut with MX Player’s upcoming web series Dharavi Bank. The crime thriller series also features Vivek Oberoi and Sonali Kulkarni in prominent roles. He was last seen in the Telugu sports drama film Ghani, which also featured Varun Tej and Saiee Manjrekar.
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