After the success of his debut film, Student Of The Year (2012), Sidharth Malhotra is now busy prepping for his dance performances at a couple of award functions. He is also working on his next film Hansi Toh Phasi, with Parineeti Chopra. In a quick chat with us, Sidharth tells us his plans for his 28th birthday, and shares special memories from his childhood days.
Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra in a still from Student Of The Year.
How will you celebrate your birthday?
I’m sad that I won’t be going to Delhi to be with my family. However, I am also glad to be a working on my birthday. After one release, I feel grown up in a strange way. People start treating you differently. I’ll have a small dinner at home with friends, mostly people from Dharma Productions like Karan (Johar), Manish (Malhotra), Varun (Dhawan), Alia (Bhatt), Kayoze Irani and Shakun (Batra). It’s not a big birthday bash, so I am not calling Ranbir (Kapoor) or Imran (Khan) (smiles).
Any special birthday memory that you would like to share with us?
On my 18th birthday, I was in first year of college, and had hosted a terrace party. It was the first time I ever tasted alcohol. I wanted to feel all grown up by throwing a cocktail party and impressing my new college friends and the girls. It was super fun, though I didn’t remember much the next day.
What has been the best gift you have received on your birthday?
When I was eight years old, my parents gifted me a dog. I named her Frido, even without knowing that she was a female. Later, at the vet, when we found out, it was hilarious. I changed the name to Fridi.
Do you cut cakes?
Yes, I do. I love sweets, but sadly, you aren’t allowed to eat too many sweets in this profession.
Usually, who is the first one to wish you?
My nana (maternal grandfather) used to wish me first. But now that he’s no more, I hope my grandmother wishes me at midnight.