Vivek Oberoi opens up on 'Saathiya' challenges: From sleeping on benches to changing in washroom

Vivek Oberoi recently revealed some challenges that he faced during filming Saathiya.

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Vivek Oberoi, renowned for his stellar performances in Bollywood, holds a special place in the hearts of fans for his role in the iconic film "Saathiya." Directed by Shaad Ali and starring Rani Mukerji alongside him, the movie resonated deeply with audiences, becoming a cult classic. However, behind the scenes, Vivek faced unexpected challenges and advice from his mentor, Ram Gopal Varma.

In a recent interview with Humans Of Bombay, Vivek shared insights into the making of "Saathiya" and the hurdles he encountered. Despite doubts from many about his suitability for a romantic role, Vivek was undeterred. Even Ram Gopal Varma cautioned against it, expressing his displeasure. However, Vivek, driven by his passion for the script and his friendship with the director, decided to take the leap.

During filming, Vivek reminisced about the hardships he faced, particularly before the release of his debut film "Company." With limited resources and a tight budget, the cast and crew had to make do with minimal facilities, often resorting to unconventional methods like changing clothes in restaurant toilets.

Despite the challenges, "Saathiya" marked a turning point in Vivek's career. The attention garnered post the release of "Company" catapulted him into stardom, with fans flocking to the sets and chanting his character's name. This newfound fame came with its own set of challenges, as Vivek recalled being escorted away in a police van due to overwhelming crowds.

Through the ups and downs, Vivek Oberoi's journey with "Saathiya" remains a testament to his resilience and dedication to his craft, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of audiences nationwide.

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I loved this film part of my childhood

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