Younger generation of actors is level-headed: Sidharth Malhotra
Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who has been in Bollywood for more than four years now and acted in six films, says that his endeavour in most of his movies is to inspire people. “Kapoor & Sons (2016) was about connecting more with your family. Ek Villain (2014) was about the power to change something from negative to positive, and forgiveness. So, the story has to have meaning. It is important to inspire through our stories and cater to a wider variety of audiences,” says the actor.
Actor Ratna Pathak Shah, who played his mother in Kapoor & Sons, had said that Sidharth was not selfabsorbed. “Ratna ma’am has way more experience than me. Her statements carry more weight. It is sweet of her to say that,” says Sidharth. However, ask him if actors, in general, are self-absorbed or narcissistic, and he says, “I’ve mostly worked with the younger generation. They are level-headed and well aware of their level of stardom, and what it takes to become an actor. Maybe because none of us has reached that level of stardom yet. We don’t come back home being stars. Your family treats you the same.”