Sidharth Malhotra: I am trying to mould myself into playing a soft and tough part

Sidharth Malhotra believes in working in movies of varied genres. He made his debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year. He is now focusing on doing characters that have depth which can aid his growth as an actor.

In an interview with a leading Indian daily, Sidharth was asked about taking risks as an actor. “Deep-rooted characters like in Ittefaq or Aiyaary, had lot of depth, which I personally like. and I think you just grow (as actor). I think to do just a love story becomes sightly frivolous. If you do not have crutches of a love story, then the character has multiple layers and can take you on a different journey in a film,” said Sidharth.

“Being versatile in India is a trend, where no one actor is known for a particular kind of a role or film and in my own small way, I am trying to mould myself into playing a soft and tough part. I am definitely challenging myself and going against the grain. I am trying to do something non typical. I yearn for something that is unique, something that no one has done before and opens up a different horizon,” he added.

Sidharth claims Karan Johar as his mentor, but believes that ultimately one has to work hard by themselves. “After a point, you don’t need a mentor. Karan Johar launched us initially and gave us an opportunity, but then we all (referring to himself, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt) are on our own, making our own decisions. There is no particular formula. I just follow my instincts,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, Sidharth is busy with the promotional tours of his forthcoming film Aiyaary which also stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet in pivotal roles. The movie is scheduled to release on 9th February, 2018.