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Sidharth Malhotra is one of the few lucky actors in the country who has the privilege of calling acclaimed filmmaker Karan Johar his godfather. Karan Johar, who gave Sidharth his first big break in the industry with Student Of The Year, continues to mentor him and the latter consults Karan before signing up a new project.
“I have Reshma Shetty from Matrix and Karan (Johar) whom I consult for all stories, ideas and films. Karan is a guy with so much experience and instinct on what stories are working and what are not in the industry. So why not use his expertise,” said Sidharth.
When asked if Karan would always remain his godfather, Sidharth replied with a thumping ‘ofcourse’.
While Sidharth has managed to find his place in the industry, he is still largely seen mostly in Dharma projects. When asked for the reason behind the same, the handsome actor said, “We get some good scripts at Dharma. Since we are Dharma talents, we are the first ones to whom these scripts are bounced off. So out of that if I like something I wouldn’t want to let go of it. Kapoor and Sons happened like that only. They were trying to cast for it for two years. Shagun was trying to get a cast for it and it was getting difficult. I remember I was the first actor to be signed because when I read the story I thought it’s a wonderful one. And then later on Rishi sir, Fawad and Alia came onboard. And yes because I have access to Dharma like that and Dharma bounces of scripts to me, I pick it up.”
Sidharth will be seen in Karan Johar’s production Kapoor and Sons which will release on March 18.