Lately, Ek Villain star Siddharth Malhotra has been missing from B-town’s party scene. The actor even skipped attending screenings of Finding Fanny held in Mumbai earlier this week. Reason being the actor is closely guarding his dramatically changed look for his upcoming film, Brothers, that he is set to start filming with Akshay Kumar later this month.
Siddharth has not only bulked up, gaining 22 pounds, but also buzzed his hair.
"This film required him to look rough and masculine. The transformation has happened in the last four weeks and we’re trying our best to keep it under wraps," a Brothers crew member tells Pinkvilla.
While most of the new generation in Bollywood feel that it is quite normal for a couple to live together out of wedlock, owing to the fact that it is otherwise difficult to find time for each other in busy professions such as theirs, Sidharth Malhotra disagrees.
When asked for his take on live-in relationships, Malhotra told Filmfare, “There’s a word for it- marriage. Why not just get married? I don’t understand the concept of live-in relationships.”
However, the young star also went on to say that he considers himself commitment phobic. “Settling down is far, far away. I’ve a commitment phobia. I’m scared to commit. I like my space; I like to do my own thing. I love my me-time, which not many girls can understand,” he said.
Malhotra, who was last seen in Mohit Suri’s ‘Ek Villain’, is currently working on Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ and Karan Malhotra’s ‘Brothers’.
Interview with the cast of EK VILLAIN - Shraddha Kapoor and Siddharth Malhotra with Shamoly Khera
Alia Bhatt,Shraddha Kapoor,Varun,Siddharth & others at Screening of ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dhulhania’ 2
Sidharth Malhotra has been gaining weight for his upcoming next Warriors directed by Karan Malhotra. The versatile actor has been on a protein diet eating in regular intervals of 2-3 hours a day, pumping iron and learning mixed martial arts.He has been following this regime for the last two months odd. It started during the promotions of Ek villain and got stringent week after week.
The actor has also been undergoing look tests. He has been having sittings with fashion stylists and hair experts to get his look perfected.
Sidharth will be seen as a wrestler in the film and hence had to ensure he looks his part. It’s going to be a very different avatar compared to his previous outings where he was seen as a college student in Student of the Year, the boy next door in Hasee Toh Phasee and a baddie in EK Villain.
Sidharth has managed to put on weight and muscle and his look has changed drastically. Shirts from his wardrobe no longer fit him and he has also zeroed on a particular hair do. His director Karan Malhotra is keen to keep his looks under wraps. He does not want audiences to see much of Sidharth so they come and discover him in the film. Hence Sidharth has withdrawn grim public appearances and outings where he can be spotted.
Spokesperson shared “Sidharth has undergone a drastic look change. He has been keeping low key and is avoiding public appearance and events.”
Bollywood emerging star Sidharth Malhotra bags another big banner movie with Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
Sidharth Malhotra made his debut with Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’ has been climbing the ladder of success after back to back hits in the form of ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ and ‘Ek Villain’, the actor has become one of the most successful newcomers in the industry.
Reportedly, debutant Nitya Mehra’s next is a love story about a time-traveller. This movie will be co-produced by biggies like Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
According to media reports Ritesh Sidhwani confirmed the news saying, “Yes, Sidharth is on board and Karan too. Karan is a good friend and we’ve been talking about collaborating on a film for quite some time now. He (Karan) heard about this film from Sid and asked us for the script. He loved it so much that he said he would be happy to get involved in any capacity. Farhan and I have never co-produced before, Karan is our first partner”.
The movie was initially offered to Aamir Khan but he refused it, which has become a big pick for Sidharth Malhotra. The leading lady for the movie is yet to be finalized.