ALIA BHATT IS NOT LAUNCH­ING ME...

Says Sid­harth re­act­ing to re­ports that Alia threw a party to in­tro­duce him as her boyfriend

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh prashant.singh@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Af­ter four years and six in Bol­ly­wood, ac­tor Sid­harth Malhotra says it is dif­fi­cult to be peace­ful in the in­dus­try, still he is grate­ful for it. In a can­did chat, he talks about his ca­reer, crushes, and the com­fort level with al­leged girl­friend, ac­tor Alia Bhatt. Ex­cerpts:

Your per­sonal life is al­ways un­der the scan­ner, es­pe­cially with re­gards to Alia Bhatt.

Stars and me­dia share an in­ter­est­ing re­la­tion­ship. I read Karan Jo­har’s ar­ti­cle that me­dia and ac­tors are like husband and wife, who keep hav­ing tiffs. I agree with him. You don’t leave your wife, you learn to bear with her and ap­pre­ci­ate the good things (smiles), with­out tak­ing cer­tain opin­ions to heart. It’s dif­fi­cult, but as long as it doesn’t cause any harm or mal­ice, I have learnt how to bear with it.

Did Alia throw a party to in­tro­duce you as her boyfriend?

Alia is not launch­ing me in a film; Karan did that four years back. So, she doesn’t need to in­tro­duce me. Even I was sur­prised about what was writ­ten, but it’s not true.

Alia says she is fond of you and you are a spe­cial per­son in her life. Is it just friend­ship or more than that?

I think no­body can de­cide that. No one knows what can hap­pen in the fu­ture. We want to make the best of our time (in the in­dus­try), and dur­ing that process, you meet peo­ple you con­nect with. I have done two films with Alia, so, it’s only nat­u­ral that we both have a lot of fond­ness for each other. I en­dorse what she said as there’s a great amount of com­fort level be­cause of the work we have done to­gether.

So she is just a col­league?

Yes, Alia is a very dear col­league (smiles).

You have worked with Ka­reena Kapoor Khan and Ka­t­rina Kaif. Were you ever their fan?

These are two women I’ve had ma­jor crushes on. I am a big Bebo fan and have al­ways ad­mired Ka­t­rina’s work. It was exciting to work with them. It was like a dream com­ing true when Ka­t­rina was danc­ing next to me or do­ing a scene. Both the ac­tors are ex­tremely at­trac­tive.

You are a Delhi boy, so be­ing an out­sider, how dif­fi­cult is it to sur­vive in Bol­ly­wood?

It is a big task. Now that I’m here, I don’t want to be av­er­age or medi­ocre. I want to be the best.

I have done two films with Alia, so, it’s only nat­u­ral that we both have a lot of fond­ness for each other SID­HARTH MALHOTRA, AC­TOR

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR/HT

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