Supermodel-actor-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman says filmmakers do not cast him more often in their films perhaps because he does not have a good network in mainstream Bollywood. He also attributes part of the problem to his disinterest in watching mainstream cinema.

Bulletin, India, August 28, 2018
Source: PTI, IANS, Indian Express[1]

Earlier today, Milind Soman told the IANS (Indo-Asian News Service) that he does not know why directors (presumably referring to Bollywood) don't cast him in movies.

"Nobody wants to cast me in films, yes that is true. I do not know why, but that is the reality. Once in a while, film offers come to me and I do that. I am interested in performance(s) though. I like acting. It is a well-paid job and according to some people, I am good at it." Milind said.

Milind Soman, who rose to fame following his appearance in the cult nineties pop-music video "Made In India", has previously worked in critically acclaimed movies such as Bheja Fry, and acted in high-adrenaline TV shows such as Fear Factor.


When asked to comment on why he believes directors ignore him, he said, "I think people do not associate me with the mainstream... Only the urban people (maybe). I do not have friends and network within the commercial cinema world. In every business, having a network is important."

Milind also went on to say that one of the possible reasons why the film industry does not engage with him more often, is that he does not watch more than three movies in a year, superhero movies being his favorite.

  1. IndianExpress - ↩︎