In an age where Bollywood has become synonymous with the star system, actor Mahaveer Shringi believes in a brand of cinema that has a powerful narrative and resonates with the audience. He looks forward to be associated with the kind of films that makes one think and entertains them, all at once. An avid admirer of some of the most notable actors like Raj Kapoor, Raj Kumar and Dilip Kumar, the latter who hails from Mumbai started off his career as a journalist at the age of 16 did not look back since then!
While he is happy with the shift that cinema is going through in terms of the medium, he believes that now is the time for filmmakers to up their game. “The audience is happy to be watching a 70mm film on their mobile screens. Even actors who looked at television as a step down from the movies are marking their foray into the digital world. Television has taken a step back now,” he says, adding, “We have ample stars in our country but what we, as an industry, need to work on is the content. It is time we get good writers and directors onboard because they form the head and the heart of a film. If we compromise on the content, films will soon become a dying art form in our country as is the case with several nations.”
Currently, Shringi is working on two projects. His upcoming film titled Queen Of Sajjangarh is all set for a theatrical release on Valentine’s Day on February 14. The horror film, which is directed by him, also stars him in the lead. It also features Priya Mishra, Ajit Pandit, Rajesh Dubeay, Shivangi Sharma, Palak Singh, Alivira Rana, Vaibhav Chauhan, Abhijeet Ghadge and Sanket Ranadive in pivotal parts.
Shringi is also looking forward to his digital debut. Titled Koi Saath Hai, the horror-comedy will be releasing on MX Player on January 14. Leading the cast is the filmmaker along with actors Rakesh Dubeay, Neet Mahal, Priya Tiwari, Asma Sayad, Pratik Asnani and Yash Gaur who will be seen in important roles.
Shringi is associated with these projects as a producer as well. Queen Of Sajjangarh and Koi Saath Hai are produced by Thriller Wave Films which is headed by him and Sugandha Dixit.