Actor Sahil Vaid, who has won the hearts of his audience with his roles in films like Bittoo Boss and Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, is back to create magic on screen with Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which made its way to the theatres on Friday.
In an exclusive interview to thestatesman.com, Sahil Vaid poured his heart out on his experience in Bollywood, the camaraderie he shares with Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan and a lot more.
“My journey in Bollywood started while I was still studying in Whistling Woods. I got a film called Happi starring Pankaj Kapoor, which was never released, after which I got a leading role in Fauji 2 which was produced by Redchillies. That too never could saw the light of day.
"I started voice acting and dubbing to make ends meet, I even drove cabs between Mumbai and Pune for a couple of months, my first film that ever released was Bittoo Boss, starring Pulkit Samrat, I loved working on it but it did not do well at the box office. It was Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania that put me on the map and got me my break, and now Badrinath ki Dulhania is releasing. It's been a rollercoaster ride" said the Whistling woods alumnus on how he got his break in Bollywood.
In Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Sahil shares the screen space with two most sought after Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. "Shooting with Varun and Alia is like going on a fun trip with a bunch of friends, a memorable trip which should never come to an end. They are both lovely people and amazing actors, I love working with them," said Sahil, who plays the role of Varun's friend in the film.
Reminiscing about the time spent during the shoot of Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the actor said, "When I look back on my journey through this film, I feel really sad that it's over, it started on a very low note for me, I had lost my father and my grandpa in the same week. This was not just a film for me. It was a reminder for me how my family made sacrifices for me, being on this film actually helped me recover from my loss much faster.
"Varun, Alia, Shashank, Raaj Mehta our associate director, my buddy Gaurav Pandey and every member of the crew have been such a sweetheart that this journey had become like a beautiful memory and I will cherish those days forever."
Having done two most important films of his life with Dharma Productions, Sahil feels that Dharma is instrumental in shaping his life in a certain way.
"Dharma Productions is the best place to work, they look after their cast and crew. Dharma knows how to make films and keep the team motivated, I just told Karan Johar on the trailer launch that I owe my life to Dharma Productions, to him and I meant it," the actor signed off.