Viineet Kumar talks about his 20-year struggle

Shyama Sudra



He may have done many supporting roles in a long list of films, Viineet Kumar is definitely an actor recognised by many. In a recent interaction with the media, the actor spoke about his 20-year struggle in making it in Bollywood.

“There have been times when things were tough, and I didn’t get even small roles. I have been through such phases of uncertainty and learnt to survive. The kind of work I wanted to do has come to me after a long struggle and I want to savour it and give it my best. I am sensitive yet strong which is why I could survive. I am using all my experiences in my performances,” Hindustan Times reports the Kumar stating.

He went on to add, “I had a good role in Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), but while the other actors got noticed and worked, I was left behind. I didn’t let that demoralise me, and that is why I wrote a script for myself (‘Mukkabaaz’ in 2017) which took four years.”

With the lockdown still in place, Kumar’s future projects have been put on hold. Kumar will next be seen in Sharan Sharma’s ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’, after receiving appreciation for his recent role in Netflix’s ‘Betaal’.