Vivek Dahiya Reveals Why He Was Replaced By Fawad Khan In 'Khoobsurat', 'I Was Fumbling And I...'

In a recent interview, Vivek Dahiya opened up about being replaced by Fawad Khan in the film, 'Khoobsurat'. However, he also revealed what realisation he had afterwards.


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Vivek Dahiya Reveals Why He Was Replaced By Fawad Khan In 'Khoobsurat', 'I Was Fumbling And I...'

Popular actor, Vivek Dahiya began his acting journey in 2013 as a lead role in the television serial, Yeh Hai Aashiqui. Following this, he worked in many serials and reality shows. But he became a household name with his role as a police officer, 'Abhishek Singh' in the drama, Ye Hai Mohabbatein. However, when he came to the entertainment industry, he was keen on pursuing a career in movies. He was also selected for a leading role in one of Sonam Kapoor starrer film, however, later, he was replaced. Now, he opened up about the same.

Vivek Dahiya on how he got his first onscreen role

In an interview with TellyChakkar, Vivek Dahiya opened up about his initial days in the acting industry. He revealed how he got his first show after auditioning for television shows for more than five months. Finally, when he got selected, the actor was called for look trial, and was on-board for the drama, Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera. He said:

"I was auditioning for Television shows for almost five months and then I got a call that I had been selected, the look trial and I was on board for Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera."

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Vivek Dahiya reveals why he was replaced by Fawad Khan in Khoobsurat

Afterwards, Vivek opened up about how he was replaced by Fawad Khan in the film, Khoobsurat. For the unversed, the film, Khoobsurat, was released in September 2014, and it marked the debut of Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan in Bollywood. Moreover, it earned him not only immense appreciation and fame in the Hindi film industry, but he became a heartthrob for many. Coming to Vivek's revelations, he revealed that when he went for the audition, he was instantly accepted for the lead role. However, when he was asked to do a simple reading during the audition, he became extremely nervous. Elaborating more on the same, he shared:

"With me, nothing like this happened where I felt that I deserved it because when I came to Mumbai I thought I would do movies only and I had auditioned for the movie Khoobsurat starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan and they liked my work and said, 'I like your personality but we need to test you on camera so we will do a simple reading', and I agreed for it. I was terrible in it and I started to sweat, I was fumbling and I was too nervous to do the role and that's what Sonam caught about me and she understood me and she told me not to worry and told me to go home and prepare with the script and they would do another run fair enough. I was slightly good but not that good to what a lead had to be in a big banner movie opposite Sonam but they had acceptance."

Further, Vivek acknowledged that he was lacking full preparation at that time, and thus, he got the realisation of how he needed to train himself. Since then, he understood that cracking auditions requires a deep understanding of character portrayal. Moreover, he started his self-training to get a strong grasp of acting. Undoubtedly, he has developed well over the years and keeps mesmerising fans with his performances. He shared:

"It was the realisation for me that I need to train myself as I thought I would audition and will be selected but then you need to deliver. I understood that I had come to Mumbai late as people of my age had already been successful and hence my parents were a little hesitant as the journey had just begun and I was ready to take the changes. I had decided either to do television and learn acting or do theatre where I need to serve tea and won't get work and hence I did television and started auditions. I was terrible at the beginning but then later got the knack of it as I feel acting is all about basic observation, a lot of common sense and if you are playing a character how to understand it and it comes with experiences and observations. So when I did the show, every day I did better and Yes! It has been a difficult journey."

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Vivek Dahiya once revealed if his wife, Divyanka Tripathi's immense popularity ever troubled him

In his personal life, Vivek is happily married to the love of his life, Divyanka Tripathi, and they are counted amongst the ‘It’ couples in Tinseltown. Just like Vivek, Divyanka is also a popular actress and has worked in multiple serials. Thus, earlier, in an interview with ETimes TV, Vivek talked about having a thorough discussion about how they would handle the actress's immense popularity. He mentioned being well-known about Divyanka's popularity by the time he entered the Indian television industry. So, right on the day he proposed to Divyanka, the same night, the two met with her family and discussed the outcomes of the same at length. Moreover, the doting husband promised never to compare himself with her.

What do you think about Vivek's revelations? Let us know!

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