We Caught Up With Sidharth Malhotra When He Was In Bhubaneswar

City Scape: Transit Lounge

He entered the industry as ‘A Student of The Year’ in 2010 and since then has groomed himself well to be known as ‘A Gentleman’! Armed with looks to die for and a smile that girls want to ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, Sidharth Malhotra has slowly and steadily made his way up the ladder with his hard work and persistence without the support of any godfather.

The actor, who was in the city for endorsing a fairness product, interacted with MCL about the event and his new projects

You are going to essay the role of Captain Vikram Batra in his biopic. How excited are you about it?

Well, I am very excited about essaying Captain Batra who is a martyr. Portraying a real-life character and not a fictitious one is a big challenge as I have to do justice to the role. Lots of expectation will be there from his family members, friends and people who knew him. So, I am working on it and will definitely give my 100 percent to it.

What sort of preparations are you doing for the role?

Well, I have planned lots of things like visiting Kashmir, his hometown, the places where he was posted, do lots of research about the incident, mingle with his family members and others to understand more about Captain Batra. Though it is too early to talk about the film, these are few things I am going to work on. But right now, I am focusing more on my character in Aiyaary, a movie by Neeraj Pandey which is scheduled to release in January.

You entered the film industry with ‘Student of the Year’, and since then you have been a part of many interesting films. How do you see your journey?

I am lucky that I got an opportunity to be a part of many great projects. The journey so far has been very exciting and I am looking forward to do more interesting projects.

Don't you think by endorsing a fairness product, you are going to encourage discrimination against dark skinned people?

No, not at all. I am not promoting fairness, I am just promoting male grooming. Why should only women be concerned about grooming?

How was your experience shooting the ‘Fair and Lovely Men’ advertisement?

It was really exciting as I got to do some interesting action stuff! It felt like shooting for a proper movie and was quite fun!

Picture Courtesy: Rakesh Roul