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Industry Comes Forward To Help Actor Turned Watchman

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Rather than face the pain  and humiliation  of penury  the  out-of-work senior  actor  Savi Sidhu  opted to take  on  the  job of a watchman at a highrise building  in the suburbs of Mumbai.

After his story went  viral  this week Savi is flooded with  offers to return to cinema .

Says  Sushant Singh General Secretary of the Cine  & TV Artistes Association(CINTAA), “I spoke to him  a while back .He couldn’t call me earlier  as he was busy with auditions. He was sounding very happy,  I congratulated him for choosing to lead a dignified and honest life. He might’ve been down, but he chose not to be down and out.”

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta  feels Savi’s story  defines  the dignity of labour as well  as the callousness  of  the  entertainment industry. “I found his  outlook towards life very positive and dignified. We are in an uncertain business and have only ourselves to fall back on eventually – particularly in low phases. I support his dignity above empty words of support and sympathy. He is better off than many who I meet at receptions of producers offices whining or pleading and doing little about themselves, their lives or their self-respect. I salute his spirit.”

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