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Actor Somy Ali admits to Industry bias against Suniel Shetty, 'I was told to work only with big actors'

Updated on: 15 August,2023 10:48 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Written by: Tuhina Upadhyay | tuhina.upadhyay@mid-day.com

Actor Somy Ali candidly discusses industry bias, recalling advice to prioritize 'big actors' over Suniel Shetty

Actor Somy Ali admits to Industry bias against Suniel Shetty, 'I was told to work only with big actors'

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In a candid revelation, actor Somy Ali peeled back the layers of an old story that had remained buried for decades. She shared her experience of declining to work with Suniel Shetty, a decision that was fueled by misguided advice from those around her. Speaking openly, Somy explained that the words weren't her own, but rather a result of the misguided guidance she received during a crucial time in her life. Somy, who was previously in a relationship with Salman Khan, acknowledged the complexity of her journey, revealing that it took her more than two decades to recognize her mistake and extend an apology to Suniel Shetty.


In a heartfelt conversation with Bollywood Thikana, Somy reflected on her early days in Bombay, a city where she arrived as a 17-year-old, brimming with aspirations. Without the presence of her parents or siblings, she found herself heavily reliant on the advice and direction provided by those around her. "The people guiding me were very wrong," Somy admitted, recognizing how their influence had led her down a path that wasn't truly her own. She candidly shared that she would parrot whatever she was told, a reality that ultimately contributed to a misunderstanding in her professional decisions.


The young actor found herself ensnared in a web of opinions and counsel that weren't aligned with her true intentions. "I was told not to do a film with Suniel and I should work only with big actors," Somy disclosed, offering insight into the pressures she faced. She recognized the decisions she made during that time were shaped by the limited guidance she had received, coupled with her unfamiliarity with the industry's dynamics.


Somy's perspective on Suniel Shetty has evolved over the years. She praised him as a genuinely good person with a heart of gold. "Suniel is a very good person. His heart is pure and he is very truthful," Somy expressed with sincerity. Her journey of realization was marked by personal growth and introspection. After more than two decades had passed, she was finally able to extend her hand in apology to Suniel, expressing her regret for the misunderstanding that had cast a shadow on their professional interaction. Somy acknowledged that her actions weren't representative of her own thoughts, but rather a result of external influences that had guided her during her formative years.

Suniel Shetty and Somy Ali shared the screen in the 1994 film Anth. Somy's candid reflection serves as a poignant reminder of the complexities actors navigate behind the scenes, and the power of growth and healing that comes with the passage of time.

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