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Karan has left me on my own: Siddharth Malhotra

Actor Siddharth Malhotra, who shot to fame with Karan Johar’s Student of The Year (2012), gives full credit to KJo for shaping his career, and is happy that the director is letting him grow on his own now.

bollywood Updated: Jul 07, 2013 12:45 IST
Minakshi Saini Kathait
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Actor Siddharth Malhotra, who shot to fame with Karan Johar’s Student of The Year (2012), gives full credit to KJo for shaping his career, and is happy that the director is letting him grow on his own now.

“(SOTY co-actors) Alia (Bhatt), Varun (Dhawan) and I will always be grateful to Karan for mentoring us, grooming us, and teaching us the basics. Working as an assistant director with him on My Name is Khan (2010) helped me a lot in understanding the process of filmmaking,” says the 28-year-old actor, whose career graph is soaring with upcoming films such as KJo’s Hasee Toh Phasee and The Villain, produced by Ekta Kapoor.

Asked if he still seeks advice from his mentor before taking important decisions, he says, “Not really, as he is occupied with his set of work and my schedule keeps me occupied. Also, I think he has pampered us enough during SOTY so now he has left me on my own and wants me to learn from my mistakes.”

The actor feels he has experienced his set of hardships before getting noticed. “Now I can say that the industry has welcomed me well after I have had my share of struggle.” And what about his elusive relationship status? “Maybe I’m keeping secrets!” he winks.