Hectic film schedules, endorsements and then dedicating his time to causes that are close to his heart, actor Sidharth Malhotra has his plate full. No wonder, he says that he finds it challenging to make friends in Bollywood.
The 30-year-old says that while he tries to keep in touch with his friends outside the industry, it’s tough to spend time with other actors as everyone is busy. “Friends in the industry are people who you work with. They keep changing, as we rarely get the time to catch up once the shoot’s over. I have a lot of friends outside the industry too. Right now, I am travelling with a college friend from Delhi. My other friend will come to meet me in some time. But in the industry, it’s only about the people who you work with,” he says.
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Sidharth says his contemporaries like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor have been very friendly with him. “We are all friends with each other, especially the younger lot. They are pretty easy going and great to be friends with,” he says.
The actor, who recently finished shooting the first schedule of his upcoming film with actor Katrina Kaif, is in awe of his leading lady’s working style. “She is extremely dedicated, even after a day’s work, she still wants to prep. She is very focused. It’s all about how she can make her scenes better,” he says, adding, “We also bonded as we worked out quite a lot. She is a fitness freak and I was surprised by her dedication. Whenever we would get free, both of us would fix up a time and go for training. She had her personal trainer and I would train myself.”
Meanwhile, the actor, who is currently exploring New Zealand, says that he is enjoying his time in the country. “For the past three days, I have been trying to explore and make the best of my time. The first day was special as the first thing I did was go for a skywalk at the Sky Tower in Auckland. While walking around the tower, the view was spectacular. I also indulged in a bit of adventure sports. I did quite a lot of travelling and I also got a chance to meet the Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is a very warm and humble man,” says the actor.
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