From an affable lover boy in his debut film “Student of the year” to an aggressive MMA fighter in the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Brothers”, actor Sidharth Malhotra has come a long way.
Though “Ek Villain” 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. So, on paper there were a lot of wrongs for me,” the actor told PTI. “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.”
Sidharth said 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 when my shoulder breaks, they can feel my pain or when Akshay sir is choking me. The compliment came from action, people actually felt I could kick some people. Because that’s one thing they don’t associate with me when they saw ‘Student’ or ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’.
“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 that a dark grey character who can do great action…” he said.
Sidharth feels motivated to do better action films and carve a niche in the genre. “(‘Brothers’) will give me confidence and conviction to do better action in future. The fact that I could make a space in action through this film despite having Akshay opposite me, if I could still make an impact, people still enjoyed it, it feels really exciting. I have opened one more door for myself,” the actor said.