Sid is happy with his ac­tion avatar

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From an af­fa­ble lover boy in his de­but film Stu­dent of the year (2012) to an ag­gres­sive MMA fighter in his last film, Sid­harth Mal­ho­tra (be­low) says, that as an ac­tor, he has come a long way.

Though Ek Vil­lain (2014) also saw him in an an­gry young man role, Sid­harth counts it as his big­gest achieve­ment that he could con­vinc­ingly pull off the ac­tion avatar in his latest film. “With this movie, there were so many things, which were non-con­ven­tional. Peo­ple do not as­so­ciate me with these kind of grey and ag­gres­sive char­ac­ters. I did not have any love story (in the film). So, on pa­per there were a lot of wrongs for me,” the ac­tor says. “It is ful­fill­ing when the risk that you take pays off. You do some films for just play­ing those char­ac­ters. I am re­ally ex­cited with the re­sponse I am get­ting,” he adds.

Sid­harth says he ex­pe­ri­enced a high when he vis­ited a theatre in Mum­bai and saw peo­ple ap­plaud­ing and root­ing for him dur­ing the fight se­quences in the film. “Peo­ple’s favourite scene is the cli­max. They gen­uinely be­lieved it when my shoul­der broke or when Ak­shay sir is chok­ing me, they can felt my pain. If I could con­vince the au­di­ence with my ac­tion in this film, that’s all my hard­work pay­ing off. It is the big­gest pos­i­tive for me ... to do some­thing so dif­fer­ent, and yet be liked,” he said.

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