Speaking to India Today, Uber driver Rohit Singh Gour revealed that reports of him landing a movie role are baseless.
Just this morning, Twitter woke up to the story of an Uber driver landing a movie role and giving up his ‘Uber driver’ status in the bargain. However, when India Today contacted Rohit Singh Gour, the driver who made headlines, he called the story “baseless” and fake.
Rohit came into limelight after reports of him driving one of his passengers, a Jaipur-based poet Bappaditya Sarkar to the Santa Cruz Police Station in Mumbai surfaced. It was reported that Rohit overheard Bappaditya talking about anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests and felt the need to hand him over to the cops. Rohit was suspended by his employer, Uber, for 72 hours pending investigation, following which his employment was reinstated, as per news articles.
A popular Mumbai-based tabloid had reported that Rohit doesn’t want to continue working as an Uber driver even after his service was reinstated because he has landed a role in a movie. Completely denying this piece of news, Rohit told India Today, “I am going to talk to Mumbai Mirror for putting up a wrong story.”
When asked about giving up his job for the movie role, he said he will always drive Uber, as he earns his daily expenses through it. Rohit owns a car so he drives to make money whenever he has the time. After his Uber ID was restored post the 72-hour suspension, he started driving Uber again. “In fact, last night too I was driving,” he added.
So did he land the coveted movie role? Rohit vehemently denies this, too. Rohit revealed that he never acted in films, nor does he want to. Rohit, in fact, has been working as freelancer AD (assistant director) for the last five years. One of his friends, who is also a fresher in the industry and works as a writer, asked Rohit to come to Himachal Pradesh with him for a recce of a project. They may leave for Himachal in two weeks. \
So, while Rohit will be in Himachal for a movie-related project, it certainly isn’t for a role.