I am not competing with anybody. Media hasn’t forgotten me, says Pehlwaan star Suniel Shetty

Well known actor Suniel Shetty, who has given a number of hits in 90s like Mohra, Waqt Hamara Hai, Gopi Kishan, Krishna, Vinashak, Shastra, Border, is praised and loved by one and all.

He has done comedy film like Hera Pheri and even worked in romantic dramas like Dhadkan, and both these flick have helped him won immense critical acclaim. But, after the emergence of multiplex and several bad movie choices, his career started declining.

With the Kannada movie Pailwaan, that will also be released in Hindi as Pehlwaan, the actor is all set to make a comeback after a gap of four years.

In 2014, he was seen in the film, Desi Kattey. A lot of people may have disremembered but in between, he did a brief character in Raj and DK's A Gentleman that has Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez.

While showcasing his dissatisfaction on his character in the 2017 action-comedy, Suniel stated, “I did A Gentleman two years ago but that was less than a cameo and more of a request from Mukesh Chhabra (casting director) and hence I did it. I wasn’t happy the way it was showcased. I felt they did not use it right but the directors know best.”


In addition to Pehlwaan, the actor will be witnessed in Tamil movie Darbar featuring Rajinikanth, Malayalam top notch project Marakkar: The Lion of the Arabian Sea starring Mohanlal.

The Priyadarshan’s directorial venture is likely to witness a release in manifold languages. In addition, he will also be witnessed in Sanjay Gupta's Mumbai Saga.

While discussing this chapter of his profession, Suniel stated that this is really a great phase of his profession owing to noteworthy characters and he is donning as per his age.


He said that he feel so fortunate that he got chance to work with ace personalities like Murugadoss, Krishna (Director, Pehlwaan) and Priyan Sir.

“I am not competing with anybody. God has been kind; media hasn’t forgotten me; they have kept me alive; otherwise, four years when you disappear, you are out of the game completely."

Pehlwaan will reach theaters on September 12.

by Ricky Tandon | Thu, Sep 12 - 04:43 PM

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