Money never influenced Siddharth’s choice
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.