Sidhhant Chaturvedi make his Bollywood debut with Ranveer Singh started ‘Gully Boy’ with a supporting role which he got noticed by the audience, now he will be soon seen in YRF comedy ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ as the new ‘Bunty’ along with Rani Mukharjee and Saif Ali Khan. Siddhant recently shared his thoughts on nepotism and the grind that outside talent goes through.
The actor says, “It is a known fact that outsiders take way longer to make their presence felt in the industry. I have seen many who have gone through a lot before they were even spotted to do something substantial despite having serious talent. I too have had my fair share of struggles for many years, which I truly cherish, before I got my break.”
He thanks Zoya Akhtar for giving the opportunity, Sidhhant adds, “I will be forever grateful to Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and Ritesh Sidhwani for the opportunities they have given me at the start of my career. I would be no one today without their hands over my head. I know I’m one of the fortunate strugglers who have got the attention that we truly deserve. I know of many who didn’t It’s sad but It’s true.”
Sidhhant explains on insider vs outsider debate, “Yes, insiders do get spotted early, they have it easy to get their first break and also get many more opportunities than the outsiders get. It’s a reality of this industry and every other industry of the world. It’s almost like a law of the land. Nepotism exists and outsiders have to work that much harder to make their presence felt but there’s beauty in that hard work too.”
But, today Sidhhant makes his make as an actor of the hardships mold a person and prepare for the long battle that comes with success. “It(being an outsider) shapes you and your thoughts and steals your mind to achieve what you truly want in life. The only way outsiders in Bollywood can survive is by getting the love of people through our craft and I’m concentrating on doing just that. Hope I manage to entertain the audiences so that they keep coming back to watch me on the big screen and give me wind beneath my wings to soar,” he concludes.