SSidharth: I want to be the best in the industry.
idharth Malhotra has come a long way in Bollywood and the actor says he has a lot to thank for.
Malhotra, began a career as a model at the age of 18. Dissatisfied by the profession, he went on to work as an assistant director to Karan Johar in the 2010 film My Name Is Khan. He made his acting debut with a leading role in Johar’s comedy-drama Student of the Year (2012), for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination.
The Delhi boy who was considered an outsider in Bollywood has learned the ropes of the industry well. He understands that Bollywood is a crazy, chaotic place and has an idea of how to handle the pressure. In an interview, the actor revealed that he is aware of the bumpy ride that the film industry can become for an actor.
He said, “It is difficult to be peaceful in Bollywood. There is no such thing, especially at this stage of my career. Everything comes with a lot of ups and downs, anxiety, struggle and excitement. I think I am still exploring. But I am grateful for reaching where I am. I have no complaints. It’s a learning process, as I have to go through the grind. It is like a boxing match, where you take the first few rounds to figure out your opponent, before you start pounding or strategising (smiles).”
Being an outsider, he says he is driven to do his best and feels that its important to keep dreaming to be successful. “It is a big task. First, you need to start dreaming. If people don’t laugh at your ambitions, then you’re being safe. Ten years back, if my parents or friends wouldn’t have smiled or smirked at my Bollywood dreams, then what I have achieved now wouldn’t have been so special. It’s more about how driven you are. One thing that was a constant in my heart and head was my dream. Now that I’m here, I don’t want to be average or mediocre. I want to be the best in the industry,” he adds. – CINEWS