‘Travel helps me evolve as an ac­tor’

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De­spite hec­tic movie sched­ules and en­dorse­ments, ac­tor Sid­harth Mal­ho­tra (right) says he makes sure to plan at least two hol­i­days in a year.

The 30-year-old says that trav­el­ling helps an ac­tor evolve. “One gains ex­pe­ri­ence from trav­el­ling and that comes in handy for an ac­tor and per­former. If you don’t see new places, meet new peo­ple or see new things, then you are be­ing stag­nant. I take out time for one trip with my fam­ily and one with my friends ev­ery year. I bal­ance it out,” he says.

The ac­tor adds that this love for trav­el­ling stems from the way he has been brought up. “I think it comes from my back­ground. My fa­ther was in the mer­chant navy when I was grow­ing up, and we used to go and visit him. We would plan ev­ery sum­mer va­ca­tion on the ship. So till I was 13-14 years old, I would visit dif­fer­ent coun­tries and ports. I think this has been in­grained in me since child­hood. In fact, I would like to keep up and try new des­ti­na­tions,” says Sid­harth.

In fact, he also makes sure to ex­plore new places even when he is vis­it­ing them for work. “Not only trav­el­ling, I like to see places too. So when I am shoot­ing in a new place, I make sure I step out­side and go around ex­plor­ing the place. I did that even when we were shoot­ing in Glas­gow re­cently,” says the ac­tor, who is work­ing on his next film along­side Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan, and also has a film lined up with Ka­t­rina Kaif.

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