Rohit Shetty has given us so many blockbuster movies. And is currently over the moon by the success of his film Sooryavanshi. Starring Akshay Kumar in the titular role, Sooryavanshi also featured Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn in guest appearances. Every such hard-earned achievement comes with its own set of struggles and it was the same for the director!
Recently during an interview with Curly Tales, Rohit Shetty revealed some details from the past struggles that he faced at the start of his career. He said, “It was not an easy journey actually. People think that since I’m from the film industry it must have been easy for me. When I started working, I used to get just ₹35. Many times it happened that I had to choose between food and travel. Sometimes I had to miss food and sometimes travel. I also started walking on the set.”
Rohit Shetty further added, “We were staying in Santa Cruz and then we shifted to Dahisar, to my grandmother’s house. Financially there were a lot of crises at that time so we didn’t have a house to stay. My grandmother used to stay in Dahisar, it was very far. Then I started walking. I used to walk from Malad to Andheri, many times. It used to take me one and a half, two hours in the sun. I know the lanes so now when I tell my driver ‘Take this route, not that’, he looks at me in the rearview mirror ‘How does he know, was he a thief before?’.”