“I was banned by the TV industries”, says Amit Sadh
They called each other and said, ‘Isko kaam mat do (Don’t give him work)
Actor Amit Sadh started his career on the small screen with the popular teen series ‘Kyu Hota Hai Pyaar'. He said his transition to films began when he was banned by the television industry, he said he was blacklisted for being outspoken following which he set out to work in Bollywood.
While interviewing for Bollywood Hungama, Amit Sadh mentioned, “I did not leave television to go to the movies. In television, they banned me. They called each other and said, ‘Isko kaam mat do (Don’t give him work).’ Toh phir maine kaha, ‘Achcha? Nahi de rahe ho? Toh phir main picturon mein jaaunga (Then I said, ‘Oh? You won’t give me work here? Then I will do films)’.
By that time he was in his early twenties, ambitious enough to fight and was ready to explore the film industry. He even revealed that he got a call from a reputed television producer, who told him that he had quite the reputation, even though he was a good actor. “Maine usko bhi bol diya, ‘Sir, galat karoge, ladunga (I told him as well, ‘If you’ll do something wrong, I will fight)’,” he added.
Amit made his Bollywood debut with Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Phoonk 2’ in 2010. He has also acted in films like Kai Po Che!, Guddu Rangeela, Sultan, Sarkar 3 and Gold, most of which have been blockbusters.
Amit recently has been seen in the web series ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’, which also stars Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen.
The actor said he met some good people in his journey and was determined and as he grew older and he decided to channel all his anger and frustration into his craft and his life changed, he also realised there was no need to fight anymore. Amit will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s crime drama ‘Yaara’, alongside Vidyut Jammwal, Vijay Varma, Shruti Haasan and Sanjay Mishra. The film is scheduled for a direct-to-digital release on July 30. The ambitious actor continues to inspire many with his outstanding abilities leaving a profound impression behind him. Even though the television industry blacklisted him, but instead of being dejected he chose to shine out in other ways, different and profound.