‘FRIEND­SHIPS CHANGE WITH EV­ERY FILM’

Sid­harth Mal­ho­tra has a lot of friends out­side the in­dus­try, but he says he finds it chal­leng­ing to make friends in Bol­ly­wood

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Hec­tic film sched­ules, en­dorse­ments and then ded­i­cat­ing his time to causes that are close to his heart, ac­tor Sid­harth Mal­ho­tra has his plate full. No won­der, he says that he finds it chal­leng­ing to make friends in Bol­ly­wood.

The 30-year-old says that while he tries to keep in touch with his friends out­side the in­dus­try, it’s tough to spend time with other ac­tors as ev­ery­one is busy. “Friends in the in­dus­try are peo­ple who you work with. They keep chang­ing, as we rarely get the time to catch up once the shoot’s over. I have a lot of friends out­side the in­dus­try too. Right now, I am trav­el­ling with a col­lege friend from Delhi. My other friend will come to meet me in some time. But in the in­dus­try, it’s only about the peo­ple who you work with,” he says.

Sid­harth says his con­tem- po­raries like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Shrad­dha Kapoor have been very friendly with him. “We are all friends with each other, es­pe­cially the younger lot. They are pretty easy go­ing and great to be friends with,” he says.

The ac­tor, who re­cently fin­ished shoot­ing the first sched­ule of his up­com­ing film with ac­tor Ka­t­rina Kaif, is in awe of his lead­ing lady’s work­ing style. “She is ex­tremely ded­i­cated, even af­ter a day’s work, she still wants to prep. She is very fo­cused. It’s all about how she can make her scenes bet­ter,” he says, adding, “We also bonded as we worked out quite a lot. She is a fit­ness freak and I was sur­prised by her ded­i­ca­tion. When­ever we would get free, both of us would fix up a time and go for train­ing. She had her per­sonal trainer and I would train my­self.”

Mean­while, the ac­tor, who is cur­rently ex­plor­ing New Zealand, says that he is en­joy­ing his time in the coun­try. “For the past three days, I have been try­ing to ex­plore and make the best of my time. The first day was spe­cial as the first thing I did was go for a sky­walk at the Sky Tower in Auck­land. While walk­ing around the tower, the view was spec­tac­u­lar. I also in­dulged in a bit of ad­ven­ture sports. I did quite a lot of trav­el­ling and I also got a chance to meet the Prime Min­is­ter of New Zealand. He is a very warm and hum­ble man,” says the ac­tor.

Ka­t­rina Kaif is a fit­ness freak. I was sur­prised by her ded­i­ca­tion. When­ever we’d get free, both of us would fix up a time and go for train­ing Friends in the in­dus­try are peo­ple who you work with. They keep chang­ing, as we rarely get the time to catch up once the shoot’s over

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