TV heartthrob Vivek Dahiya opens up about the infamous casting couch during struggle days!

Television heartthrob; Vivek Dahiya, who enjoy an unparallel fan following has carved a name for himself after featuring is shows like Kavach, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Qayamat Ki Raat, has a struggle story of his own!

TV heartthrob Vivek Dahiya opens up about the infamous casting couch during struggle days! TV heartthrob Vivek Dahiya opens up about the infamous casting couch during struggle days! Source : press

Television heartthrob; Vivek Dahiya, who enjoy an unparallel fan following has carved a name for himself after featuring is shows like Kavach, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Qayamat Ki Raat, has a struggle story of his own!


As hard as it seems to believe; Vivek who got married to Divyanka Tripathi amid much fan fare, opened up about having to give about 300-400 auditions before bagging his first show and his expeicance of casting couch during those days, during an interview to Times Of India.


Speaking about the infamous casting couch in the show biz; Vivek said," This prevails everywhere but then it's up to you. I just chose to ignore it all and move on with my principles. So when you enter the glam world, you are given a list of coordinators to meet. Then they call you in person and accordingly projects are pitched based on your personality. One of the coordinators called me to the office and told me that it would be difficult for me to sustain in the industry as I had no godfather and nepotism was at its peak. He told me that it would be difficult to survive.


So, he initially suggested I should rather pay money to people to get myself a full-fledged role in a show. I have studied business and I know it works. I did not buy any of his words as I knew had it been true, a lot of people would have paid in lakhs and got themselves a lead role so easily. When I refused to oblige to the monetary way out, he suggested me of the next alternative that was the casting couch where I would have to please people in a certain way. I simply asked him if there were any other better way out rather than these shady things. He told me that "tumhare joote ghiss jayenge lekin tumhe kaam nahi milega. Kuch nahi hoga."


Speaking about acting unfolded for him; the Kavach actor said it wasa freidn who suggested that he should take up modeling and Vivek came to Mumbai with 50,000 rupees. Speaking about the struggle before bagging his first role; Vivek said," I literally managed to overcome a lot of issues in the beginning while auditioning, especially with scripts. Before landing my first job I must have auditioned around 300-400 times. I then got shortlisted and then was on board for a project. I was really happy and on cloud nine."


Vivek; who has unabashedly accepted that his wife and popular actress, Divyanka Tripathi is his lucky charm, further said," I definitely consider Divyanka as my lucky charm. In fact, my father has said a lot of times that she is absolutely lucky for me. He had told me earlier that when you will have your lady by your side and she's there permanently to stay, the way universe will work for you suddenly, will be surprising. This thing stayed with me and I was waiting to see what happens. And I couldn't believe it when Kavach happened to me soon after marriage. I was like Yes, the lady luck thing is working. Divyanka is completely my lucky mascot."


Aawwwww, sweet much!