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Siddhant Chaturvedi: Shah Rukh Khan inspired me greatly

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

Siddhant Chaturvedi kickstarted his career with the web series Life Sahi Hai, and then later starred in Amazon Prime’s Inside Edge. But it was last year’s release Gully Boy that made him a household name. His performance as MC Sher was one of the highlights of the film.

Recently, while talking on the chat show, Starry Nights Gen Y, Siddhant revealed that how it all started for him. The actor said, “It all started with theatre in college. I had randomly walked in an audition for a part in theatre with the Mithibai drama team. I just went in and I was also a good dancer, so I imitated MJ. I guess they thought that I am good and that they could use me in one of the plays and that’s how it all started. It was my first performance and we won all festivals which gave me immense confidence.”

“At that time, it was a big dream for me because, at that time, there were no actors making it in. The last I knew was Mr. Shah Rukh Khan who inspired me greatly. Every boy would look up and say that if he made it as an outsider so could we. So, I used to keep telling myself that I could do this,” Siddhant added.


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Siddhant has won multiple awards for his performance in Gully Boy. The actor has two films in his kitty right now. He will be seen in Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Shakun Batra’s next. The former is slated to release on 26th June 2020, but we wonder if it will hit the screens as per the schedule as currently the shootings of the film have been stalled and movies are getting delayed.

Talking about Shakun Batra’s next, the film was supposed to start rolling this month but has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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