Randeep Hooda Recounts The Dark Period In His Life, Says ‘I Sold Everything In My House’

New Delhi: Randeep Hooda recently disclosed an account of a trying period in his Bollywood career. The actor, who is directing ‘Swatantra Veer Savarkar’, his first home production, talked about the financial challenges he faced when he was jobless. 

Randeep Hooda recalls his rough phase

During an interview with Humans of Bombay, the actor recalled his dark period when he had zero money. “I didn’t know what I am going to do next. I sold everything in my house, car, microwave and everything but I neve sold my horses. There is an Arabic saying ‘Apni tankha badhao, karcha kam karne se kuch nahi hoga (Increase your income instead of reducing your expenses)’. Once, I sold my horse Ranji for a dear some of money and I just couldn’t take it. I returned the cheque and got my horse back. Mental stamina comes from the fact that what else is there. Going through movies like The Battle of Saragarhi where I had grown a full Sikh beard for three years, prepped for Gatka and that movie didn’t get completed,” Randeep said. 

He added, “That was a very low time for me and I was very depressed. It was like life chopped in half because I had to leave that. I almost left Extraction for it. But then I went to Gurudwara and said sorry. Because I had taken a pledge on the Guru Granth Sahib at Amritsar’s Golden Temple that ‘Sikhs have given so many sacrifices, I will not cut my Kesh till this movie comes to its conclusion.’ Then I moved on. After that it was a struggle because for three years I had no work, I had put on weight. So then I said ok ‘one-step at a time.’ My parents were worried. When I did Extraction, I was not fully there. Then you pick yourself again and my parents made me promise not to do it again. Then I did it again in Veer Savarkar’s biopic.”

Randeep Hooda films

On the work front, Randeep Hooda made his on-screen debut with Mira Nair directorial ‘Monsoon Wedding’. His first Bollywood movie was Ram Gopal Varma’s D directed by Vishram Sawant. Randeep starrer ‘Swatantra Veer Savarkar’ will hit the theatres on March 22. Directed and co-written by the actor with Utkarsh Naithani, the period film is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Randeep Hooda Films with Legend Studios and Avak Films.

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