From BALWAAN to DHADKAN to BORDER to REFUGEE to HERA PHERI to MAIN HOON NA to RED ALERT: THE WAR WITHIN, Suniel Shetty has grown as an actor from strength to strength gradually but steadily. Suniel Shetty celebrates his 53rd birthday today; Raaga.Com wishes him birthday wishes and a successful future.
Beginning his career as an action hero in BALWAAN, Suniel Shetty had to face much criticism as an actor. The critics wrote him off as a wooden actor but Anna, Suniel Shetty fondly called by in the industry took the criticism in positive stride and kept his cool. He kept learning from his mistake and in the process learnt the nuance of acting.
He first got the confidence that he could act was when eminent filmmaker J P Dutta signed him in his movie BORDER. It was a different role that was emotional and away from the run of the mill action roles that Shetty had been doing. The role was small but had depth. Shetty took the role to his heart and worked very hard.
Recalling the role, Shetty says, "I played a BSF officer. Being an intense patriotic I did the role with full intensity. BORDER was a hit and what’s more critics who had written me off as a wooden actor wrote rims praising my powerhouse performance. To add cherry to cake I even won my first Filmfare Nomination as supporting actor."
After the success of BORDER, distinguished filmmaker Gulzar, known for making critically acclaimed realistic movies, showed trust in Suniel Shetty’s histrionics and casted him in his movie HU TU TU. Shetty admits, "When Gulzar Sahib casted me in HU TU TU, I couldn’t believe that I was working with Indian Cinema’s legendary filmmaker. It was working with Gulzarji that I really learnt the nuance of acting, which I later capitalist when I got Dharmesh Darshan’s movie DHADKAN."
DHADKAN was the first movie in which Suniel Shetty fetched his much deserved Filmfare Award as Best Villain Award. After this there was no looking back and Shetty did a verity of roles ranging from tragedy to comedy to villainy.
In fact in Ananth Mahadevan directed movie RED ALERT: THE WAR WITHIN, Suniel Shetty went on to win the international South Asian International Film Festival Award for Best Actor, thus proving that he is actor par excellence!