Savi Sidhu known for films like Gulaal, Patiala House and Bevakoofiyan has now turned to a security guard to keep up with bills and everyday expenses. Film Companion recently shared a 5-minute long video on their YouTube channel where we can see Savi share his story.
Sidhu can be seen talking about his life journey and why he chose to do the job of a security guard over working in Bollywood. “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.
Times Now reported, Savi was studying law in Lucknow and also did theatre before coming to Mumbai. He said he has the ‘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”.
He has worked with big filmmakers and production houses but while speaking about why things didn’t work out for him 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.”
He chose to leave Bollywood because of the toughest time in his life, “Sabse tough phase wo tha when I lost my wife”. Soon he found out his father passed away and gradually he was alone when his mother and in-laws passed away too. He said “akela hote hote alone”.
“Mere pas bus ke paise nahi hain apne director producers ko milne ke aise halat hain. Ja ke film dekhna toh mere liye dream hai abhi. Bohot filme miss kar raha hoon… dekhne ka mann karta hai par meri financial position aisi hai”, he further added.
The former actor now does 12 hours shift as a security guard in a housing society but hasn’t lost hope, “They are waiting for me, mai aa raha hoon”.