Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Dilip Kumar or Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood has seen how the world has repeatedly celebrated superstar culture. However, in the present day, we hardly see history recreating itself with the trend of slow and steady demise of superstar culture. Addressing the issue, the actor Suniel Shetty says young actors need to be easier to understand to appeal to audiences.
Suniel Shetty recently appeared in the gangster series, Dharavi Bank. Directed by Samit Kakkad, it also has Vivek Oberoi. It was released on MX Player. While promoting the series, Suniel spoke candidly about claims that superstars are slowly disappearing in Bollywood.
Speaking to Pinkvilla, Suniel agreed with the statement and said, âYes, because they (the actors) are everywhere. Airport se nikalte huye dikh rahe hai, gym se nikalte huye dikh rahe hai, restaurant me dikh rahe hai, kisike party mein dikh rahe hai, kutte ko walke pe le ke jate huye dikh rahe hain (You can spot actors everywhere these days ). When you start staring at something too much, you get tired. This is exactly what is happening I think. We celebrate things that others in the world cannot afford.
He added: âThe public started to alienate. Sushi ke photo daal raha hu, Maldives me swimsuit me photo daal raha hu, Maybach chalate huye daal raha hu. Audiences ko lag raha hai yeh hain kaun? (The actors post photos of their food, vacations, and cars on social media. This gets viewers to quiz them.) My hero is someone who will achieve something big and make a change. That one is not to be done.
Suniel Shetty, who made his debut with the movie “Balwaan” in 1992, recently completed 30 years in Bollywood. He was instrumental in making some of the hard-hitting action movies of the 90s, for example “Mohra”.