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Success in Bollywood is like walking a tightrope: Sidharth Malhotra

Actor Sidharth Malhotra says it was quite an intimidating process to secure a place in Bollywood, more so because he hails from Delhi and is an outsider in the industry.

bollywood Updated: Sep 07, 2016 07:50 IST
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Actor Sidharth Malhotra says being an actor is also like a public service.
Actor Sidharth Malhotra says being an actor is also like a public service.(Photo: Bikramjit Bose/GQ India)

With his father in merchant navy and brother a banker, Delhi boy Sidharth Malhotra would possibly have never thought of a career in Bollywood. A while ago, nobody would have imagined the actor picking the best of scripts and having the top names being cast alongside him. But the big reality is here for all to see.

Recounting his struggling days in the film industry, Sid shares it was an intimidating process to secure his place in the industry. Stating that his job as an actor is no less than a (public) service, the actor adds, “I do look at it like going to an office. Maybe the people change every day, every hour, and I am under a lot of pressure; but it’s a job and I don’t take my work home with me, which is different from a lot of people I know in the industry,” says the model-turned-actor in an interview to GQ magazine.

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“(Also) maintaining a successful life within the industry is like walking a tightrope. You can’t believe you’re the biggest, because everything will go off balance. I think my background helps me with that. I can always go back to my family in Delhi and see things from the outside. Right now, it’s more about progress than perfection. As long there’s progression, I’m happy. Who knows when I’m going to hit that level where I get something amazing or make something iconic?” says the 31-year-old.

Talking about iconic and unexpected, Sid apparently did not know that he was being paired alongside Katrina Kaif for his upcoming film, Baar Baar Dekho. And neither did Katrina know he’d be her co-star. “I can probably ‘brag’ about that,” he says.

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Just like any newcomer in the industry, Sid was also optimistic, though he admits he was wrong in assuming that things would get easier. “Every film, you start from zero. We’re also at a stage where audiences think about content before actors, which is different from the previous generation. We don’t have such a blind fan following,” says the actor.

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