Gulaal, Patiala House and Bevakoofiyan actor Savi Sidhu belongs to the latter category and his story might just move you to tears.
So, Film Companion recently shared a 5-minute long video on YouTube of the former actor in which he is seen telling the story of his life as a security guard and why he had to take up the job.
He started off by telling how exactly he started his acting journey. “Anurag Kashyap mile struggle karte karte toh mujhe Paanch mei liya, unki jo pehli film thi release nahi hui.
Uske baad unhone mujhe Black Friday mei liya, one of the main characters that is Commissioner Samra ka role kiya maine then unke sath maine Gulaal bhi kari. Maine Yash Raj, Subhash ji ke sath, Nikhil Advani ke sath Patiala House kari”, said Sidhu.
Savi completed his schooling from Lucknow and then he moved to Chandigarh. While doing his graduation there, he landed a modelling offer. Then he shifted back to Lucknow for a degree in law. Savi did theatre also during that time. While sharing the details of his life he also stated that he had this ‘acting ka keeda’ since childhood.
“Since my brother got a job in Air India, it became easier for me to come to Mumbai. Fir jaise struggle hoti hai... maine shuri kari producers ko milna”, stated Savi.
Speaking about why things didn’t work out for him in Bollywood he said, “Kaam ki kabhi problem nahi hui. Mujhe hi chhodna pada ki mai nahi kar pa raha hoon. You know... it was like kya mere liye wait kar raha hai... yaha jaise logo ko kaam milta nahi aur mere pas itna kaam hai ki mai kaam nahi kar pa raha. Meri health problems badh rahi hain. Meri financial problems bhi badh gayi, health problems bhi badh gayi toh kaam khatam ho gaya.”
Talking about the toughest phase of his life, he stated, “Sabse tough phase wo tha when i lost my wife”. He then got to know that he lost his dad as well and then his mother also passed away and then his in-laws passed away too. Gradually he was alone. In his words, “akela hote hote alone”. He does 12 hours shift as a security guard in a housing society.