Savi Sidhu known for films like Gulaal, Patiala House found himself at the other end of the line as a security guard. From being in the limelight, Sidhu’s story is one not of rags to riches but the reverse, which sadly, in the Tinsel town is old story in the book. After his descending story hit headlines, some of B-towners such as Rajkummar Rao, Anurag Kashyap have come out in support for their once fellow actor.
Acknowledging Savi Sadhu’s tragic story who now does 12 hours shift as a security guard in a housing society, Rajkummar on Tuesday took to Twitter to extend support to Savi, the Stree actor tweeted, "Will ask my casting friends to reach out to you."
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
Rao also praised Savi for his diligence, he wrote: "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."
Anurag Kashyap also took to Twitter to extend his support for the veteran actor who had also took off his path in acting with Kashyap ‘s films. Anurag tweeted: "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."
Sharing examples of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and others, Anurag wrote: "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."
We all make conscious choices. Go to cinemas and buy tickets for films that has unknown amazing talent like Savi Siddhu to make sure that they continue to be what they are best at, to be the artist they want to be. That’s all I had to say . Thank you— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) March 19, 2019
Savi, who once featured in movies like Black Friday, Gulaal and Patiala House broke the internet when a video was shared by Film Companion on YouTube, where he spoke about his struggling days and what led him to take up a security guard's job