Anurag Kashyap and Rajkummar Rao tweeted their support for Savi Sidhu, an actor who is currently working as a security guard in Mumbai.
On Tuesday, Rajkummar Rao tweeted this, “Will ask my casting friends to reach out to you.”
Savi Sadhu has played a role in movies like Patiala House, Black Friday, and Gulaal.
Recently, a video was posted on YouTube by Film Companion, the channel showed the struggling days of Savi Sidhu and the story of how he ended up as a security guard.
After the video went viral, Rajkummar thanked the YouTube channel for sharing the real life story of Savi Sidhu.
Rajkummar Rao, the actor from Stree, said, “Very inspired by your story Savi Sidhu Sir. Have always admired your work in all your films. Love your positivity. Perseverance is the key to overcoming obstacles.”
Very inspired by ur story #SaviSidhu sir. Have always admired ur work in all ur films. Love ur positivity. Will def ask all my casting friends to reach out to u. Thank u @FilmCompanion for sharing his story. Perseverance is the key to overcoming obstacles. https://t.co/mITl3DsmzF
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) March 19, 2019
Savi Sidhu started out his career in Bollywood by acting in movies of Anurag Kashyap. Savi is currently working for 12 hours per day as a security guard.
Savi Sidhu said this in his interview with Film Companion, “It is a 12-hour tough job. It’s a mechanical job. I don’t even have money to buy bus tickets. To watch a film in theatre is like a dream now. My financial condition is not good.”
After watching the video, Anurag Kashyap tweeted and said, “I respect Savi Siddhu as an actor and have cast him thrice when he earned the role. I respect him that he chose to live his life with dignity and picked a job unlike so many entitled out of work actors who have either become alcoholics or wasted themselves away.”
Anurag Kashyap shared examples of actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and said, “He used to be a watchman. I used to be a waiter, I met one actor who sells bhelpuri on streets, I know an actor from ‘Black Friday’ who drives a rickshaw.”
There are so many actors out there who don’t have work. I respect Savi Siddhu as an actor and have cast him thrice when he earned the role. I respect him that he chose to live his life with dignity and picked a job unlike so many entitled out of work actors who have either
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) March 19, 2019
“I have seen the great Uday Chandra who did ‘Hum Paanch’ and ‘Khel Khiladi Ka’ in my early days walking the street. This is also true for many people in all walks of life. To give an actor a role out of sympathy, is insulting.”
Anurag Kashyap said that he believes that Savi Sidhu needs to help himself, he added, “Only thing one can do is get the casting directors to audition him for him to earn the role and for that, he will have to walk to that casting director’s office like million others. He has made a conscious choice and one should be proud of him that he did not allow the vanity of the artiste to destroy him, and he actually does a job.”
Anurag added, “At least, he is not begging. I genuinely believe that charity does not make art or an artiste. You want to help artistes like him then you need to start watching their art by paying for it.”