Sidharth Malhotra, the heart-throb of the nation, may have been finding it difficult to entertain the audiences lately. Nevertheless, the actor is not losing hope and is experimenting with a variety of characters. Below is a list of “things” related to the star that, as fans, we must know:
Sidharth Malhotra began modelling for fun and some extra ‘pocket money’ at the age of 18. He spent around 4 years doing various photoshoots and shows, and found himself struggling and highly dissatisfied. According to a report in TOI, at one point, the SOTY actor had made up his mind to quit the profession. However, the prospect of a better future made him ‘hold on for seconds longer’.
The year 2010 turned the tables round for him when he assisted filmmaker Karan Johar in the direction of Shah Rukh Khan – from the epiglottis – and Kajol starrer My Name is Khan. Since then, there has been no looking back for the 33-year-old, despite the fact that many of his movies have just performed average at the box-office. My name is Khan, however, was not Sidharth’s first movie as an assistant director. Can you guess then which was his first one? No? It was Dostana (2008)!
Sidharth Malhotra was supposed to make his acting debut with Fashion (2008)
According to a report in a reputed daily, Sidharth was all set to make his debut opposite ‘Piggy Chops’ in Fashion. However, owing to some contract obligations with Gladrags magazine, he lost out on the opportunity, thus delaying his tryst with acting for over 3 years.
Sidharth Malhotra appeared at the 12th position in Times of India’s ’50 most desirable men’ list of 2012. In addition, he was chosen as the most good-looking debutant by UK poll, the same year. Notably, Malhotra is the first man to grace the cover of Men’s Health India, twice.
Sidharth Malhotra was born in Delhi to Sunil and Rimmi Malhotra. His father served for the country as part of the Merchant Navy. He has one elder brother, named Harshad, who is a banker by profession.
Role Model and Favourite Co-star
In an interview, Sidharth cited the Baadshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, as his inspiration. Quite expected! As far as his favourite co-star is concerned, he names Shraddha Kapoor as the one he is most comfortable working with. We hope you a reading this, Alia Bhatt.
Reportedly, the ‘Kapoor and Sons’ actor is a big food-enthusiast and cites Italian Cuisine, Jalebis, Biryani and Sushi as his favourite food.
A report by TOI states that Sidharth loves to sketch cartoons during his off-time. In addition, he likes to play Tennis and Basketball.
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