Money never in­flu­enced Sid­dharth’s choice

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TV ac­tor Sid­dharth

Arora (left) has been lucky with the kind of roles that ahve been of­fered to him. And he says that he was driven purely by his love for act­ing, and not money. “I’m not here to make money; I want to fol­low my pas­sion. I’m a banker by pro­fes­sion but I am here by choice. I al­ways wanted to play ver­sa­tile char­ac­ters,” says Sid­dharth, who plays mod­ern day Kr­ishna Kan­haiya in a daily show. “If some­body of­fers me a lot of money but gives me a role that I am not ex­cited about, I won’t do it. My choice of role is not de­pen­dent on the money be­ing of­fered, “he says. How­ever, he adds, “I am a fi­nan­cial ad­viser and I will not let my­self run out of fi­nances.” The 27-year-old ac­tor made his act­ing de­but with 2011 show Mukti Band­han, and went on to do shows such as Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha 2 and Doli Ar­mano Ki.

But the ac­tor doesn’t see tele­vi­sion as the be-all and end-all for him­self. “I don’t want to stop at tele­vi­sion. I have done theatre in the past, and try and do theatre work­shops when­ever I can. I also want to be part of good films,” says Sid­dharth. And films are any given day a big­ger dream and aim for him. “TV is big but films are big­ger, and if I need to grow in my ca­reer then films are the next thing. I don’t want to just play the lead role.

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