Sid is happy with his action avatar
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.