“Good looks, good looks and good looks”… That’s what comes to mind when I think of Sidharth Malhotra. The actor has been around for the last five years and has given some incredible performances post his debut in Student Of The Year. Unfortunately for him, his last film Baar Baar Dekho failed to rake in the moolah at the box office, and that changed his perception of failures and setbacks.
He spoke to Mid-Day about dealing with the aftermath of a failed film.
Flops are like falling off a bicycle. After Baar Baar Dekho, I don’t fear failing. At this point in my career, I am in such a space where I don’t look at the work of any co-star with a competitive spirit. I have my career to build and wish to invest my energy into that.
He’s often compared to the other two students – Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan – but he understands that you can’t spend time worrying about other’s careers.
Competition, in this industry, has a different connotation. Here, there will always be people who have worked before you. You have to make peace with the fact that there will even be better performers coming in after you. In order to maintain your sanity, you can only compete with your last performance. That’s all that matters. Why would I care about Varun and Alia’s careers? I have too much on my plate to worry about anyway.