Sidharth Malhotra claims he doesn’t aim at earning good money

Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra believes that his taste of films displays his hunger for good content. The actor expressed his desire to discover new things in his career and also mentioned about his happiness towards his journey in films.

“This is the period where I am hungry for content more than the money. If your filmography is interesting and has enough variations and you are not trying to sell something typical, whether it does well or not is secondary, what matters is exploring new things,” Sidharth said in an interview.

Sidharth Malhotra further went on to say that his objective was never based on money.

“I have never done films for money, brands of course (is for money). I have never buckled with a producer or director for a film. I did films because I wanted to be part of a film. I have never made an issue of what I get paid as an actor. For me it depends on the budget of the film, you want to be more sensitive as well to the producer, it is a business after all,” he says.

Talking about his latest release Ittefaq’s business at the box office, Siddharth said, “It is not a film where you look at the numbers (box office collection), I know it is unavoidable. The film was made on a tight budget, we have other revenues of recovery like satellite rights or digital rights. So the box office profit will be done by the weekend. It is not a film to boast money wise, as the numbers are not going to be (high). The film is all about these three characters and their performances.”

The actor revealed that Ittefaq was offered to him in 2014 and that he is happy to be a part of it. Sidharth said, “I was offered this film after Hasee Toh Phasee. If you look at zone wise it was similar (referring to thriller, murder mystery space) to Ek Villain and I felt it made no sense to do two back-to-back films in the same space. I was like will do it afterwards. Luckily, nothing happened in between and then they (director Abhay Chopra and producer Juno Chopra) came to me. I think the film was meant for me as they did not cast anyone for two and half to three years.”

Speaking about his fondness towards playing the character Vikram Sethi in the film, he said, “It is not typical, he is an unpredictable person who gives you a high in the climax. This character has so much to hide and show at the same time. I found it interesting to play this part.”