Siddhant Chaturvedi’s candid take on outsiders and their struggle is totally on point
Siddhant Chaturvedi is currently gearing up for his next film titled Bunty Aur Babli 2. The film also stars Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, and Sharvari Wagh in key roles. Siddhant has won hearts after he played the role of the rapper, MC Sher, in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. The unanimous acclaim landed the actor a role in his next, Bunty Aur Babli 2. Siddhant Chaturvedi, who plays the new Bunty in the comedy-drama opened up about the struggle that outsiders have to go through to make a mark in Bollywood.
The Bunty Aur Babli 2 star candidly said, “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.”
Siddhant expressed how grateful he is as his mentors gave him a great opportunity at the very beginning of his career. Talking about the same, he said, “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.” He further called himself a ‘fortunate struggler’ who has got the attention that he truly deserves. Chaturvedi said that he knows of many who didn’t get that opportunity that he got.
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Speaking much more in detail about the Insider Vs Outsider debate, Siddhant said, “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.” The actor added, “Nepotism exists and outsiders have to work that much harder to make their presence felt but there’s beauty in that hard work too.”
Siddhant credited the hardships that he has faced for shaping him into the human being that he is today. He shared, “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.”
Meanwhile, Siddhant starrer Bunty Aur Babli 2 is produced by Yash Raj Films. The movie is scheduled for a theatrical release on November 19. The film is directed by Varun V. Sharma. Work-wise, Chaturvedi even has Phone Bhoot with Katrina Kaif and Ishaan Khatter.