Actor Sunny Singh on his Struggle Days

Actor Sunny Singh has spoken about his years as a struggling actor, and the reception to his latest film Ujda Chaman.
Actor Sunny Singh on his Struggle Days

After getting mixed reactions for his performance in his last movie Ujda Chaman, actor Sunny Singh says he doesn't let that influence him and believes in staying grounded. Feeling thankful that his film satisfied his hopes and was preferred by numerous individuals regardless of discussions, Sunny says, "As an actor, what matters to me is to keep doing good work. I'm very happy with the response Ujda Chaman has received and had a good run throughout."

Son of Bollywood action director Jai Singh, Sunny has grown up observing how everything functions in the industry. "My father is an action director from 35-40 years and I've seen how things work in the industry all my life and I was being patient to get the right opportunities and not rush to take up anything," Sunny says, who will next be found in a romantic comedy Jai Mummy Di featuring Sonnalli Seygall.

The actors offer credit to director Luv Ranjan who offered him his greatest reprieve with movies, for example, Akaash Vani (2013), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018) and De Pyaar De (2019). "Luv Ranjan is like a big brother and has done a lot for me. Because of him, I'm at this stage. And if he will say that he has a movie for me and the shooting is from tomorrow, I'll take the next flight and go," Sunny offers.

Be that as it may, before his launch, the actor struggled a lot to get the correct chance. "I remember giving auditions for ad films and I used to wait for hours for my turn to come. I used to go for print shoots for Rs 2000. I used to go to the director's office with my portfolio and the receptionists used to tell me to put it in the post box outside.

After becoming an actor, I had a meeting with a director and he was friendly and also gave me his number. And when I called him after two-three days, he got very angry and shouted at me saying, 'How dare you call me? Don't call me from next time' I faced a lot of humiliation but I remained focussed to my goals," Sunny shares.

He further includes, "I knew this is how life is like for a struggling actor and I knew that it isn't the right time for me to go for the lead roles. I met many directors and it didn't work out. But I always remained grounded and have my reality check."

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