Quiz any newcomer or an established actor about their future plans and chances are that a standard reply around ‘Talks are on with a couple of filmmakers and there should be an announcement soon’ would come one’s way. However it is different for Sidharth Malhotra, one of the three newcomers arriving with Karan Johar’s STUDENT OF THE YEAR. Instead of making any tall claims, the youngster calls a spade a spade and says that industry is still hesitant around sending any offer notes before his debut film actually plays on screen.
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“See, people do ask me about my next project and all but really, the vibe right now is that filmmakers are still hesitant to call us for their next because they are insecure about how we would turn out to be. They are waiting for STUDENT OF THE YEAR to be released first. This way I would say that Karan has been gutsy. He didn’t have any reference point for us, he didn’t have any idea about how we would look on screen, and still he roped me, Varun and Alia in. On the other hand, despite the film’s promos being on and songs and all playing on the small screen, people are still unsure about what we have to offer,” smiles Sidharth.
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In that case one wonders about the news making rounds that Ekta Kapoor’s production house had shown keen interest in him and had even signed him for a two film contract.
“All of that is just a conjunction,” says Sidharth, “Yes, Ekta did have some good words to see but nothing concrete has actually come out so far. As I said, it’s a wait and watch for everyone. This is the reason why I say that Karan is one of the most daring filmmakers out there. He believed in us when we were nobody.”
Well, come 19th October 2012 and it would be interesting to see how these nobody trio indeed turns out to be somebody after the film’s release.
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