'Coming From A Small Town, I Was Aware This Industry Is Fickle' — Saiyami Kher

Shubanka Sridhar , 15 Jul 2020

Right now, OTT is where everyone’s eyes are at. And one face we have been seeing quite often now is Saiyami Kher. She is all about all everyone is talking about after her amazing performance in Anurag Kashyap‘s Choked. She came back with yet another well done performance in Breathe: Into The Shadows. In an interview with Mid-Day, she spoke about her career and how it was difficult for her until Chocked, Special OPS and the other OTT shows came to her.

Speaking about it, she says:

I believe in innovating to keep myself happy. With OTT platforms, avenue for actors like me have widened. During Mirzya, people had hyped me up given the scale of the film and the launch of the star kid attached to it. But coming from a small town, I was aware that the film industry is fickle. Success and failure should never be taken seriously. I am overwhelmed about Choked but I’ll never forget the people who backed me when Mirzya failed. Projects will and won’t work, but my biggest learning is to let failure make you better. As taught by Anurag Kashyap and my guru Adil Hussain. Remind yourself that you started acting because you like acting, not because you want fame or money. Those are obvious by-products but not your end goal. It was a tough phase until Breathe came along, Chocked and OPS happened.

Speaking about working with a star like Abhishek Bachchan in Breathe, Saiyami says:

When you work with someone like Abhishek, you feel encouraged to do your best. It was a learning experience seeing how he does not let his surname interfere on set. Work around him was fun, especially since we bonded over our love for football.

I sure loved the both of them on the show, and can’t wait to see what else Saiyami has in store for us!

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