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With film production being stalled for over three months, the entertainment industry came to a staggering halt. Owing to the pandemic, a number of actors have been finding it difficult to sustain the lockdown. Bollywood actor Kartika Sahoo from Odisha has resorted to selling vegetables to make ends meet.

Speaking to ANI, Sahoo said he went to Mumbai at the age of 17 to try his luck in Bollywood and worked as a bodyguard to celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar, among others. In 2018 he landed some noticeable roles in action sequences of many movies and also has a fight sequence with Akshay Kumar in his upcoming film Sooryavanshi.

However, after completing a fight sequence in Jaipur, Sahoo moved back to Odisha just before the lockdown. For four months, he was living off on his savings, but after a medical emergency in the family and lack of work it was difficult for him to make ends meet. He also searched for work in Bhubaneswar but had no luck. Hence, he resorted to selling vegetables.

Earlier, actor Javed Hyder was also believed to be selling vegetables to make ends meet amid the lockdown. His videos of selling vegetables on a cart had gone viral on social media. He has worked in films like Baabarr (2009) and Aamir Khan-Rani Mukherji's Ghulam (1998) and TV series Jeannie Aur Juju (2012)

However, he later clarified that he was not selling vegetables on the cart to make a living but was simply making videos to motivate people and make them understand that 'no job is small'.

Source Link: https://www.news18.com/news/movies/akshay-kumars-sooryavanshi-co-star-kartika-sahoo-sells-vegetables-to-survive-covid-19-pandemic-2736693.html
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Shamr on Akshay kumar..Couldnt help even his costar..pathetic

answered by Casting Director (18.1k points)
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What was Akshay Kumar supposed to do here?

In an emergency, he could've lent some money or at best essentials. Rest for earning, that guy found a job know i.e. of selling vegetables.

He used to work as bodyguard earlier before getting acting chances. Current scenario, there is literally no jobs to bodyguard, if and when an opening comes, he may join. Until then he has to work to earn know, cannot live waiting for somebody to do charity for free.

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This Pandemic is going to have a huge toll on people, there's no deadline when it'll actually end and the real test will start after that.

answered ago by Assistant Director (56.3k points)
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I think Tanhaji will be HGOTY. Just hope so...................

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This is what wrong with our society.

Why is selling Vegetables for survival shown in something of bad light here. Yeah he is actor, films are not being shot, and he isn't rich even after working ....

Wait a second.

However, he later clarified that he was not selling vegetables on the cart to make a living but was simply making videos to motivate people and make them understand that 'no job is small.

Are you fuckingg kiding me.

First off what's that BS headline and click bait. **** Media.

answered ago by Super-star (175k points)
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No. That statement is by a different actor. Javed Hyder, he was kinda "ashamed" at the report of him selling vegetables so gave out a statement that he was simply making motivational video. But yeah the mindset clearly shows.

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Ohh, but yeah, how is it wrong to sell vegetables for living.

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The common man has been hit most by this virus. Eagerly waiting for an update on the vaccine.

answered ago by Super-star (171k points)

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