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Suniel Shetty on industry now vs in 90s: We weren’t judged as much as we are judged today

Suniel Shetty also said that people in the filmmaking business cannot be spending more than half of their budget on celebrity fees instead of spending money on making the film better.

Suniel Shetty on industry now vs in 90s: We weren’t judged as much as we are judged today
Suniel Shetty (Source: Suniel Shetty's Instagram)

Last Updated: 08.57 AM, Jan 12, 2023


Recently, Suniel Shetty has made headlines for pleading to Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister, to help in ending the "Boycott Bollywood" trend. He is one of the most well-liked actors from the 1990s and the audience eagerly anticipates seeing him on the big screens. Suniel, though, recently discussed the failure of movies in an interview.

The actor stated that Bollywood is experiencing these problems because audiences won't pay for the garbage. According to the actor in an interview with Bollywood Bubble, when his children ask him why he stopped acting in movies, he replies that he made a lot of mistakes and that the public was not prepared to pay for the garbage he was giving out.

Suniel further stated that Bollywood must revise its plans and learn about economics. He said, "A product can’t be top-heavy with the celebrity fee. For a Rs 100 product, you cannot pay Rs 80 as fee and spend Rs 20 on the product, which means it’s lopsided, it’s wrong, and the foundation is weak, that’s why we are going wrong."

The actor went on to discuss the biggest difference between today and the 1990s. He said that they weren't judged in the same way as they are today. He admitted that his first movie, "Arzoo," had been shelved, but that word of mouth helped him land further roles because of his talent for action. He would have been devastated and would have faced blowback on social media if that incident had happened today.

The actor also talked about being typecast in the industry as an action hero. He says that anything he did without action was never sold. He added, “Every time they saw the film, they said, 'You know what, 2 action daal do. Aur ek, shirt button kholke, baarish ka iska ek gaana kar do'" (Every time they saw the film, they said ‘You know what, add two action scenes. And, shoot one song with the shirt button opened, in the rain, and add it).”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Suneil Shetty was last seen in a web-series 'Dharavi Bank' along with Vivek Oberoi. 

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