Ranvir Shorey is one actor who has balanced his selection of films. The actor has been a part of pure art or rather content driven cinema and at the same time is seen in out and out commercial entertainers.
"The mainstream films are about making money, work is not that important and spinning money is. I find myself awkward doing such films. I am not comfortable there," Ranvir told PTI.
The 43-year-old actor, who has worked in both Bollywood 'masala' films like Singh is King and critically acclaimed movies, says even while choosing a commercial film, he looks for a good script.
"Ek Tha Tiger was a great script, director and leading superstar of the film industry Salman Khan is part of it. I don't these projects for visibility, I look for script," he said.
The Khosla Ka Ghosla actor said his interest mainly lies in doing small, independent films.
"I feel lucky that films like Singh is King, Ek Tha Tiger came my way. They were mainstream films that were different. But my main staple is small, independent and smaller films. I feel such films have meaty parts that are challenging like Mithiya, Fatso. They are important to my heart and career," he said.
When it comes to work, Ranvir makes it clear that he never discriminates his work on basis of a big or small film.
"Big films or small films, I don't look at it that way. I do not discriminate that way. For me the role, script and director matter," he added.
He said though big mainstream films brings more visibility to actors, it is in small films where one learns more about the craft of acting.
"They (big films) do bring visibility also they have more reach and offer more money as well. But with independent films you tend to learn more, push the envelope of your craft. One ends up making more friends here (independent films) than those films," he added.
The Mithiya actor said he has always tried to do "different" roles and has shunned repetitions. Ranvir is looking forward to his next project Titli, directed by Kanu Behl which is a coming-of-age story that explores the patriarchy and the circle of violence running within a family.