Vijay Varma reveals he got fired the only time he agreed to do a role for money: ‘I had Rs 18 in my bank account’ | Bollywood News


Vijay Varma, known for his diverse roles from Gully Boy’s Murad to Dahaad’s Anand Swarnakar, has carved a niche in Hindi cinema with his unconventional character picks. In a recent conversation, he candidly shared a pivotal moment in his career when financial strain led him to accept a role that didn’t align with his artistic aspirations and her got fired from the project later.

Reflecting on his past struggles, Vijay told Galatta Plus, “It has always been about the role for me but one time when I was at my lowest low, I didn’t have any money, I had Rs 18 in my bank account and there was a call that came. They said there is a small reporter’s role and it’s a one-day job and you will get Rs 3000. I never wanted to play a role like that but I took it. I went and I started shooting. My heart wasn’t there, my conviction wasn’t there and I was fumbling in the take. ”

He added, “And it was in English, so I figured that it isn’t easy to play an English reporter. So, I got fired on the set and I had finished Monsoon Shootout by that time, so I had played a lead by then, but I went through that experience and I was crying on my way back, I told myself that I will never take up anything for money. This happened in 2014 and I haven’t done anything for money since then.”

Transitioning from negative roles, Vijay impressed as a charismatic cop in Sujoy Ghosh’s Jaane Jaan, alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jaideep Ahlawat. His upcoming ventures include Afghaani Snow, Murder Mubarak, and Suriya 43.

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