Bollywood actor Sahil Vaid, whom we saw playing late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's friend in his last film Dil Bechara, is gearing up for his next Satyamev Jayate 2. The actor, who has entertained us in films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and The Zoya Factor, is also a voice over artist. Very few people are aware about his talent. Sahil in his 17 years of career has lent his voice to the biggest stars of the world.
Sahil started his journey as a voice artist to sustain in the city. "A very mature advice made me find an alternate career path for myself, I was advised that since I don't come from a very privileged family, I needed to make enough to pay rent and sustain myself in this city. The advice was good but I wanted to do something that would incorporate my training as an actor and keep me in touch with building characters and performing. Theatre doesn't pay much, so voice acting was the obvious choice very early on in my life, beats being a cab driver doesn't it?" shared the actor. Also read: 'Working With David Dhawan Sir Was One Of My Biggest Dreams': Sahil Vaid On Bagging Varun Dhawan-Sara Ali Khan's Coolie No 01 - EXCLUSIVE
Sahil has lent his voice for many Hollywood and Bollywood movies that he has lost count now, "I've lent my voice for so many films now that I've lost count. Some of them that I remember and am really proud of and glad to be a part of are, Moneyball, the Hangover series, beauty and the beast, Ant-Man for all the Marvel films you see ant man in. Recently, I dubbed for Seth McFarlane in 'a million ways to die in the west' some classics like carlito's way. My upcoming films as a voice actor include Wonder Woman 1984 where I dubbed for the actor Chris Pine and James Bond No Time To Die, where I dubbed for Ramy malik. Brad Pitt, Johnny depp, Paul rudd, Jason Statham, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, I mean I can go on and on". Also read: Sushant Singh Rajput's Dil Bechara Friend Sahil Vaid On Not Being Able To Attend His Funeral: 'I Couldn't Feel More Helpless In My Life'-EXCLUSIVE
Revealing how his journey turned out from a Voice artist to a successful Bollywood actor, he says, "Initially, I thought it may be possible that my voicing career may be distracting for my acting career or the other way around, but eventually I did realise that both my jobs compliment each other. Voicing makes me a better actor with practice and being an actor makes me innovate a lot as a voice actor. I mean I end up dubbing for some of the best actors in the world, their nuances, their pauses, their character design. Everything enables me to go on set and try stuff out in front of the camera. I dubbed the John wick series for Keanu Reeves and a lot of that helped me on the sets of Bank Chor. And while I was dubbing for Seth McFarlane in A Million Ways To Die in the west or for 'chuck' in the Angry Birds movie, I would take cues straight out of my characters in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, so it all compliments each other in a way. My journey has been nothing less than fulfilling and I am grateful for the advice I was given at the beginning of my career."
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