Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra won a million hearts with his debut movie Student Of The Year in 2012.
However, not many know that the actor did not have a smooth start in Bollywood and was replaced in what was supposed to be his debut movie.
The actor confessed in a past interview that he was all set to make his Bollywood debut soon after turning 20 but was kept waiting as the project never took off.
As per reports, Sidharth said in the Siddharth Kannan show, “I came to Bombay when I was 20-21 years old. At that time, I was supposed to do a particular film with a different production house, different director.”
Sidharth Malhotra continued, “Unhone bulaya, casting kari, audition hua. Maine picture ki taiyaari kari, takreeban 6-8 mahine wait karta raha, picture kabhi shuru nahi hui (I was cast after being called in for an audition. I prepped for the film and waited for 6-8 months, but the project never took off). That director went on to make a film with another bigger actor, obviously so.”
Continuing further, Sidharth Malhotra said that he felt completely lost as he was young and had no contacts in Mumbai. Talking about switching then from being an aspiring actor to becoming an AD, the Shershaah actor added, “You start over again. You are trying to wonder how to learn and understand the business. Uss time pe yeh decision lena ya kisise sunna ki assistant direction koi cheez hoti hai, aadmi set pe aa sakta hai, seekh sakta hai (At that time, to become an assistant director and learn by being on a film set).”
He concluded, “I think a game-changer for me. I am very grateful to get an opportunity to be on set as an AD because that was the film school training that I never had.”
Sidharth worked as an AD for Karan Johar onthe 2010 film My Name Is Khan before making his Bollywood debut.
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