The handsome Sidharth Malhotra has had an interesting five years in the industry, managing to do each film which is different to his last. The actor spoke about making these choices deliberately.
“Right from the beginning, I have tried to do that. My first three films were of different genres. My first film was Student Of The Year, and obviously you don’t choose your first film. After that, I did Hasee Toh Phasee, a quirky, offbeat love story. Then Ek Villain happened, which was totally different from the previous two films. And when something like Ek Villain happens, it gives you a lot of hope and confidence to keep changing genres because you don’t know what works, what clicks with the audience. They might accept you in a certain kind of movie, they might accept you more in a certain kind of role, get excited etc. After that, I just kept reacting instinctively, trying more zones,” said Malhotra, in an recent interview with Box Office India.
He went on to say, “In my head, I still don’t think I am in any particular zone. When Ek Villain happened, I wanted to try out a more intense, action zone, and it just happened, yaar. All the films I have picked were an attempt to try new things because I am not a trained actor, I have not done theatre. Also, this is my way of pushing my limits because I still don’t know what I am capable of or what zone I can do best.”
Talking about what genre he’s now looking towards, the actor revealed, “I was just thinking that we don’t do horror any more. We don’t do good horror movies, like, clean horror, psychological thrillers. That’s been on my mind, like, let’s see if there’s an interesting script… If someone can come up with a clean horror script, well written, I think I would be interested. But, sadly, most filmmakers use the sex angle in horror movies, which I feel is not good writing. Somebody has to make it and cast big names. In Hollywood, it is huge. Here, many Hollywood horror films do well, like Annabelle. I believe it did crazy business because people don’t get to watch that kind of stuff in our films any more. I feel it is a good genre.”
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