Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) He was noticed for his boy-next-door looks in debut film “Student of the Year”, which garnered him many a female fan following. After that, he evolved as an actor with films like “Hasee Toh Phasee”, “Ek Villain”, “Brothers” and the very recent “Kapoor & Sons”. Sidharth Malhotra says he is just trying to make his space in Bollywood, and exploring his potential.
Sidharth says his work speaks for his talent and passion for acting.
“Our films speak for ourselves and what we have to offer. But having said that, there are so many things I want to do and can explore… Somethings that will be very different from what I am doing right now. I am just trying to make my space and stand up in Bollywood,” Sidharth told IANS on the sidelines of the Summer-Resort edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW).
“I am still in the process of understanding what all I can do with my profession in terms of acting and where all I can push myself… There is lots more to come in,” he added.
A former model, Sidharth had his own share of struggle before his big break with Karan Johar’s “Student Of The Year” (SOTY) along with fellow newcomers Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.
He says his modelling days was a huge learning experience for him.
“I have fond memories of making my pocket money from photoshoots and fashion shows in Delhi and I cherish those moments and all the fun I had during my modelling days,” said the 31-year-old, who walked the runway at the ongoing fashion gala for designer Kunal Rawal.
Currently riding high on the success of his recent release “Kapoor & Sons”, Sidharth says that the film’s impressive box office run has contributed a lot in his career.
“The film has added a lot of success (in my career). I think this is the maximum stuff that I have got so far. Hats off to director Shakun Batra as he is the real hero. From start to finish, the film is complete. It is not dependent on character, one part, one actor, first half or second half. It’s a complete film.”
“If everybody could relate to it and connect with the story, I think that’s all we can ask for from the film and we got it,” Sidharth told IANS.
At LFW, the actor impressed all with his confident and composed walk during Rawal’s show.
When asked about his personal style statement, Sidharth said he always takes care of his selection of clothes whenever he steps out.
“I am in an industry where you don’t have to try too hard. I used to try a lot in college, but now it is less.”
(The writer’s trip is at the invitation of Lakme Fashion Week organisers. Nivedita can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)