He has a Bollywood career that any newcomer would dream of, but Sidharth Malhotra says he never takes his success for granted as things in the film industry are short-lived.The 31-year-old actor, who made an impressive debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year, and went on to give hits like Ek Villain, Hasee Toh Phasee and Kapoor & Sons, says destiny of an actor can change with just one Friday. “Acting is such a profession that you can never feel secure. Everything here is short-lived. You can never take your position for granted in the film industry. I have seen failures. Every Friday is different. Even the biggest stars feel the same.
“After doing half a dozen films, I have realized that the feeling on every Friday is same. I don’t make any plans about future as the good I have done in past will not keep me going for my whole life,” Sidharth told PTI. The actor says he is happy with what he has achieved till now, but is still working hard to prove his mettle. “I have a lot of gratitude for where I am today. Coming from nowhere and doing this… I think this keeps you on your feet. I am still evolving. I still have that young energy. I am still trying to push the envelope and do new things.”
Sidharth says he has tried to choose different subjects and now understands the difference between the script and the on-screen representation. “Choices have been dependent on content. It has always been a mix and match for me. I am trying to find out the core content. I have evolved in that respect that what may look on paper may not translate on-screen.”
The actor, who credits his living away from home for the focus he has towards his work, says he still misses his parents in Delhi and feels he will continue doing so until he starts his own family. “I will keep missing my home in Delhi till the time I don’t start my own family. Because I feel like the same kid, who came to Mumbai from Delhi. The time has passed, but mentally I am still a Delhi boy who has moved to Mumbai.
“When you go to Mumbai and are not in touch regularly with your mom and dad, it affects you. I am still in that bubble. I still feel like a young bachelor and I need to grow up.”