‘I have seen so many ups and downs’ says Sidharth Malhotra
Actor Sidharth Malhotra discusses the criticism he faced during a hiatus in his career, which he feels has been validated by the success of his recent film, Shershaah.
Sidharth Malhotra may be enjoying the success of his most recent film, Shershaah, but his career hasn’t been without its ups and downs. There have been ups and downs, and he has had to deal with criticism.
He believes his recent success was his answer to those naysayers. “That is possibly how I function as a person. That is also how my journey has been, whether industry or otherwise. I cam to Mumbai 14-16 years ago, when I was 21-22, and I have seen so many ups and downs, whether it was giving auditions as an actor, or modeling, trying to make money to pay rent, and then assisting, then getting a break by getting selected from my audition…,” recalls the 36-year-old.
Malhotra admits that things were not easy even after he made his acting debut with Student Of The Year (2012). People’s opinions matter, he argues, ‘as much as you let them affect you.’
“Eventually, you know if you have done something which is of value, substance, and the audience needs to feel that. I feel it is a great sense of validation Shershaah has given me, which I instinctively felt I want to be a part of. Producers’ hands changed, then directors changed, writers for the film changed! But I said this is what I want to be a part of. All these changes can throw you off,” confesses the actor.
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