Siddhant Chaturvedi: “I am someone who has grown up watching Govinda’s films…”


Apna Time Aayega remains an anthem of sorts and Siddhant Chatruvedi aka MC Sher of ‘Gully Boy’ shot to instant fame, his cool rapper avatar striking an instant chord.
The actor however candidly admits he is nothing like Prashant Kanojia / MC Sher in real life, “I am not a rapper, am so done with that,” says the actor. “I have not played anything close to myself and nor am I planning to do so for some time. I save my real self for the interviews, and if I had to play myself on screens it would be very boring, then you would only see my as a chartered accountant, a profession which I was initially pursuing.”

The actor, who recently wrapped the sequel to ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, says this was the one film he is most looking forward too. He shared, ”Post Gully Boy, everyone thought I would be inclined towards these intense roles, even Adi Sir ( Aditya Chopra ) said are you open to this out and out commercial film? I told him it was the genius of Zoya Akhtar who made me rap but I am someone who has grown up watching Govinda’s films and this so my thing, the dancing and thumkas I can do it in my sleep and c’mon its a large scale Yash Raj commercial film. Of course I am on”.

Playing a con man in ‘Bunty Aur Babli’,  he will be seen in six or seven characters. The actor is excited about his scenes with Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan, describing it as a comedy and full on family entertainer that’s going to be loved.

Currently in Goa, shooting for Shakun Batra’s next with Deepika Padukone and Ananya Panday, Chaturvedi divulged details, “It’s something which I too haven’t seen in Indian cinema. It’s a domestic noir, which am looking forward too.”

Excited to be on sets, the actor says it’s been an exciting year for him since all he wanted was a choice of scripts and characters to play, which he has been receiving. “I always knew I would be a star. I aspired for it, even when I was auditioning for ads and would get rejected. I was picky even then, at the end of the day, it’s important to know what you think and where you want to reach”, states Chaturvedi.

During the lockdown, his third project was announced with Katrina Kaif and Ishaan Khatter, the horror comedy ‘Phone Booth’. Chaturvedi revealed, “Ishaan Khatter is a very fine actor, the glamour and beauty of Katrina Kaif, am too looking forward to the film. It’s totally whacked out comedy like Golmaal and Andaz Apna Apna, we are playing GhostBusters, it’s going to be nuts”.

The actor concludes, “I am glad I made it but people who are struggling should see my own journey and realise that the sky is the limit. You need to persevere. The mud on my shoes is a constant reminder we come from the same earth. There are no differences”.

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