One year after Ek Villain, Sidharth Malhotra has now returned in a much bulked up avtar with Brothers. The pent up anger is still out there and the intensity is volatile too. For someone who started off with a chocolate boy act in Student of the Year and went totally soft-n-sweet in Hasee Toh Phasee, Sidharth Malhotra is dabbling with versatility. While his fights in the ring have been much appreciated, what one missed was the presence of a leading lady opposite him. For someone who won over Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra but lost his lady love Shraddha Kapoor, he didn’t even have a choice of a heroine for Brothers.
“Well, aisa hi hota hai jab aapka co-star senior ho. Akshay Kumar ko Jacqueline Fernandez mili aur mujhe Jackie Shroff. That’s the reason why my character is always so angry,” Sidharth comes up with a hearty laugh here, “Jokes apart, there was no space for a heroine opposite me in the film. Since my character is so different, there was no space for a love story.”
As a matter of fact there wasn’t much deliberation around this angle either as the team of director Karan Malhotra and producer Karan Johar was convinced too that the character of Sidharth as well as the film as a whole would make a much bigger impact if there was no second heroine in there.
“Exactly,” says Sidharth, “See, if the audience is not convinced to have a love story then a forced presence can turn out to be negative. You have seen the film now and can realize for yourselves that koyi romantic track ka scope hi nahi thi. My fight in the film is personal and it is with my father and my brother. A heroine would have been a distraction.”
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