Actor Ranvir Shorey, who is known to juggle both commercial and independent cinema, recently admitted that it is frustrating to work in indie cinema because of its success rate.
In an interview with PTI, Ranvir stated that once in five years there will be a discussion about indie cinema growing in leaps and bounds, only to fall flat eventually. “[When] One indie film does well, for example a Bheja Fry, it gets money for another 20 indie projects. But as soon as the first eight projects release and flop, out of the 12 remaining ones, six will never take off, three will remain incomplete and the others will be shelved,” he declared.
The 44-year-old actor opined that the onus was completely on the filmmakers to deliver good content that will be commercially viable to all. “Working in independent cinema is far more frustrating than mainstream because it is difficult to get money to make such films. The only way independent cinema can come out of its own rut is by learning to be more consistent. An indie filmmaker should feel responsible for others as well,” he said.
Ranvir Shorey has been a part of critically-acclaimed movies like Titli, Bheja Fry and commercial successes like Ek Tha Tiger and Singh is King as well.
His latest release was the well-made Death in the Gunj; the actor is now awaiting his next movie – Kadvi Hawa, helmed by Nila Madhab Panda. The movie received a special mention at this year’s National Awards and will see Ranvir play a bank loan recovery agent.
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