Saiyami Kher made her big Bollywood debut alongside Harshvarrdhan Kapoor in Mirzya. Unfortunately, the film was a dud and Saiyami's portrayal went unnoticed. Recently, she forayed into the world of OTT platform with Anurag Kashyap's Choked. And just like most of the outsiders with no filmy background, it didn't come easy for Saiyami as well. In a long, heartwarming note, the actor has thanked Anurag Kashyap for giving her the opportunity and having faith in her. Saiyami also revealed how people who dismissed her three years ago, are now calling her up to praise her performance in Choked. She also opened up on Kashyap's personality that is not known to everyone.
Calling it long overdue, Saiyami wrote, "The first time I met AK he asked me to come to his Versova house. Before I could say anything, he said, “My parents live with me. You don’t have to worry!”. He was supposed to be the “Bad Boy of Bollywood”. His life according to the outside world was “riddled with drugs, women & vices.” The truth, I later learnt, was COMPLETELY the opposite. It was a typical chaotic Indian household. Parents looking for a newspaper, the doorbell constantly ringing, Shrilalji furiously cooking for the increasing guests, a cat strutting around & AK looking for just one quiet corner in his own home."
She added, "From the time he offered me Choked (sitting next to me at MAMI) to the date of release, it took three years. That’s when I really got to know the man. He became a friend, mentor & sounding board. With him you know you get the whole truth. When he loves your work he jumps, dances, cries & expresses joy; if he doesn’t he just says it. The man has no filters. That is perhaps both his boon & his bane. He loves his whiskey; which I keep nagging him to reduce (instead increase his exercise!). He has a child-like innocence & open-heartedness that is seldom seen in today’s times. He’s so busy playing agony aunt in other people’s lives that perhaps, he forgets about his own. That’s AK for you. It’s always other people before himself."
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Saiyami concluded saying, "It’s rare to have people through your difficulties. It’s even rarer to have people who truly feel happy for you. Today, when the people who dismissed me three years ago call up lauding my performance, there’s no one happier & prouder than AK. Thank you for believing in me @anuragkashyap10 Thank you for making me believe in myself again!"
The filmmaker was quick to reciprocate her gesture by commenting, "Girl you don't make a man senti like this."
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