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Vivek Oberoi opens up about Saathiya shoot challenges; says, “I used to sleep on the benches because we had no budget”

en Bollywood News Vivek Oberoi opens up about Saathiya shoot challenges; says, “I used to sleep on the benches because we had no budget”

Vivek Oberoi talks about his struggles during Saathiya days.

In a recent interview with Humans of Bombay, Vivek Oberoi, known for his role in the film Saathiya, opened up about the challenges he faced during the shoot due to budget constraints. Released in 2002 and directed by Shaad Ali, Saathiya holds a special place in the hearts of many.

Vivek Oberoi opens up about Saathiya shoot challenges; says, “I used to sleep on the benches because we had no budget”

Vivek Oberoi opens up about Saathiya shoot challenges; says, “I used to sleep on the benches because we had no budget”

Recalling the hardships, Vivek shared, “I was shooting Saathiya. I used to be at the railway stations. I used to sleep on the benches because we had no budget. There was no makeup van. I had to go to restaurant toilets to change clothes. We had to shoot four-four scenes in a day. We were shooting 18-20 hours a day. There were times when I was carrying equipment. So I had gone back to my assistant days after starting a debut, without the release. I did not have a release. Nobody knew me.”

The actor's struggles were compounded by the lack of recognition at the time. He mentioned, “And, I was shooting, going around everywhere. The day Rani (Mukerji) used to come, there was security… Nobody knew me, nobody cared.”

In the interview, Vivek also delved into the darker aspects of his life, revealing moments of despair and questioning. He spoke about grappling with similar thoughts to Sushant Singh Rajput and the support he received from his mother during those challenging times. He said, “I've been there. I've been at the edge of darkness. It's not that I haven't thought of things that Sushant (Singh Rajput) did. It's not that I haven't cried, 'Why is this happening to me?' I sat on the floor with my head on my mom's lap like a baby and cried. I said, 'Why is it happening?' She kept stroking my head, waiting for me, maybe 30-40 minutes, moping, crying, complaining. And she asked me one thing. She said, 'Beta, when you are winning those awards, when you're getting all the glory, all the fame, all the love, did you ask the Bhagwan, why me?' And that clicked. There's a very dark place that you can get to in life.”

On the professional front, Vivek Oberoi's latest venture was the Prime Video series Indian Police Force, directed by Rohit Shetty and featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Shilpa Shetty in prominent roles.

Also Read: Vivek Oberoi credits Akshay Kumar for helping him when he was being “boycotted”; “He gave me a practical solution”

More Pages: Saathiya Box Office Collection , Saathiya Movie Review


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