In the 1990s, according to Bollywood star Suniel Shetty, he used to get calls from the underworld. However, he always stood his ground and responded appropriately because he was aware that he had done nothing illegal. The actor acknowledged that while on his many crazy experiences, which he kept from his family, he also had some personal growth in the process.
In a podcast episode titled The BarberShop with Shantanu, Suniel shared, “We were at a time when the underworld was rambling here (in Mumbai). You know I used to get calls saying, ‘I will do this, I will do that.’ I used to abuse back. I had cops telling me, ‘Listen, you’re crazy. You don’t understand, they’ll get upset and they could do anything.’ I said, ‘What? I’m not wrong, protect me. What have I done?’ So that’s the background I came from.”
The actor further added, “I have never told Athiya and Ahaan what I have done. I have done some crazy stuff. Got injured, got out of it and self-healed. And that’s where, from a fitness perspective, I always say, ‘Time is the best healer.’”
Mentioning about residing in a conservative setup in childhood, “I won’t say it was a notorious area, but there were gangs and stuff like that. And that’s where the first golden gang of Mumbai came up, in Lamington Road, and there was a history to that. And though it was a great place for his business, he didn’t want the kids to grow up in this area, ‘If I allow them to get into a particular age in this area, that would probably impact them and the way they think.’ He begged, borrowed, stole. He did not steal, but they moved into an area with better culture, better schools, better people.”
On the work front, the actor was recently seen in MX Player web series Dharavi Bank.