New Delhi: Known for his outstanding acting skills in "Khosla Ka Ghosla" and "Mithya", actor Ranvir Shorey says he is still struggling to get good work in the industry at 40 years of age.
Shorey made his debut in Bollywood with "Ek Chhotisi Love Story" in 2002 and starred in acclaimed films like "Traffic Signal" and "Bheja Fry". But the actor says still awaiting a chance to prove himself.
"Even at 40, I am still a struggling actor. In our industry star kids are given opportunities. There is no dearth of films for them. I have done films like "Ugly Aur Pagli" and "Mithya" for which I was appreciated. But here am I finding it difficult even to get my films released. I am not getting a chance to prove myself," Shorey said.
The actor also resents the fact that four to five of his films have not yet been released and he does not even know the reason behind it.
"Four to five of my films are yet to be released. It is not that I have not delivered. I have, but my films are not seeing the light of the day. I don't even know why. It is very difficult for me. Even I have to pay my bills," the actor said.
Shorey has also done small roles in a number of high profile films such as "Jism", "Lakshya", "Singh Is Kinng" "Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd" and Yashraj's "Aaja Nachle" but they failed to bring good assignments his way.
"The only reason I took up small roles in big banner films was in the hope to get the attention of other directors. I didn't mind taking on small parts. I do not have any regret about it but I fail to understand that why am I not getting good roles," he said.
The actor and former VJ made his debut with "Ek Chhotisi Love Story" but it was not until 2006 that he got noticed in Dibakar Banerjee directed comedy "Khosla Ka Ghosla".