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Suniel Shetty: Kamal Haasan sir and Vinod Khanna sir are my two heroes

The actor, who plays a grey character in MX Player’s upcoming crime-thriller Dharavi Bank, spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon (November 17) about the ups and downs in his career, among other topics.

Suniel Shetty: Kamal Haasan sir and Vinod Khanna sir are my two heroes
Suniel Shetty plays a Robinhood-like character in MX Player's next, Dharavi Bank
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 08.37 AM, Nov 17, 2022


Suniel Shetty is making his digital debut with MX Player’s crime-thriller series Dharavi Bank and his dedicated fans are beyond delighted.

The trailer of the series, which has been viewed over a million times on video sharing platform YouTube, has people talking about their Anna’s return to the big screen. One viewer wrote, “Wow Anna after a long time with Vivek sir, love you sir ji,” while another commented, “Super anna (Talivan).” A third person wrote, “Nice trailer.Anna sir rock.”

While talking to the media about Dharavi Bank and how, after years of not getting work, the actor had started doubting his own capabilities. “Your days are difficult, your Fridays are difficult, and not everybody wants to cast and suddenly and then this opening comes and you doubt yourself and say ‘really? You want to cast me? Such a big character?’” said Suniel Shetty during the media interaction.

Before going on to add that for him, Vinod Khanna and Kamal Haasan will always be is favourite heroes. “... For me, my dream has always been, you know, when I talk about heroes I always talk about Nayakan (1987) and Dayavan (Hindi remake of Nayakan/ 1988). They (referring to the actors in the movie) are my two heroes: Kamal sir and Vinod sir. So, you have that thought in your head that can I even deliver 10 percent of what they have delivered?,” he said, when talking about his own Robinhood-esque role in the series.

However, Shetty added that the world of Dharavi Bank was not created by experts from Hollywood but by local boys from around Mumbai. “Then, the dialogues: I was super excited about the dialogues. I was like kisne likha hai yeh diaogues. A young girl has written these dialogues. I associate Dharavi (the film) with her. The dialogues are unbelievable. Even the prosthetics, you would expect people from Hollywood to come and do the prosthetics, but this young girl comes and sits with you for three hours and does that. It’s the art. The detailing that they have got, the Dharavi that they have executed: it was the local boys that have executed a seamless shoot. Maine apne zindagi main itni seamless shoot ki nahin,” concluded the star.

Dharavi Bank also stars Vivek Oberoi, Sonali Kulkarni, Luke Kenny, Freddy Daruwala, Siddharth Menon, Chinmay Mandlekar, and Santosh Juvekar in pivotl roles. The web series will be streaming on MX Player from November 19, 2022.