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Sidharth Malhotra Discusses Difficulties Encountered As An Outsider: 'Can't Rely On Anyone Blindly.'

Sidharth Malhotra discussed battling with self-doubt and how difficult it is to survive in the film industry as an outsider.
by Fitha Fathima | October 06, 2022 22:02 IST
Sidharth Malhotra Discusses Difficulties Encountered As An Outsider: 'Can't Rely On Anyone Blindly.'

Sidharth Malhotra has advanced significantly in his career since making his Bollywood debut in the 2012 movie Student Of The Year opposite Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. In the past ten years, the actor has established his talent in movies like Shershaah, Kapoor and Sons, and many others. Sidharth Malhotra spoke openly about battling with self-doubt and how difficult it is to survive in the film industry as an outsider. He also mentioned that when a picture fails, a lot is published about the actors, which can be detrimental to one's mental health. Sidharth Malhotra was asked if he experiences self-doubt when things become tough, especially since he doesn't come from the film industry and has no one to turn to for support. "Of course," Sidharth retorted. He claimed that it is difficult for people who go to a new city from outside to survive in the film industry. “Sometimes you feel in the early stages of your career you're a small part of the film. You can't do more than just give your scene and shots. The director is shooting it, the editor is editing it, and producers present it. You have very little to do apart from that day of work on set. That's why you don't have control over the fate of the film. So I feel at that times when films don't go your way, there are so many opinions in our media and so much written so quickly it is bound to play on your head,” he said.

 
According to Sidharth, it is very challenging for outsiders to succeed in Bollywood unless the crowd adores them. “If you don't get that appreciation and love, you really can't fall back on anyone blindly to work with you. I've only made associations with people because they've liked some of my films, or they feel I'm fit for that role. It's not like there have been some easy films to gauge and just get. Every film has been a conversation- some have worked, some haven’t, but the inherent love of the audience or the likability that the audience gives you is the only thing that you hold on to as an actor who comes fresh into the business. Yes, it’s very challenging, it takes a toll on your mental health, and your morale. It takes a while to get your affairs in order back and focus on your craft and what you have at present. I keep telling my family this is where my slightly stubborn attitude has come in handy because it’s very difficult to beat someone who doesn't stop trying.” he added.
 
In terms of acting, Sidharth Malhotra will next be seen with Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh in Thank God. The date of release is set for October 25, 2022. Yodha from Dharma Productions, which also features Disha Patani and Raashii Khanna in the key parts, is another film he owns. In addition to these works, Sidharth Malhotra will also appear in Shilpa Shetty and Vivek Oberoi's online series Indian Police Force and Mission Majnu with Rashmika Mandanna.


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