Actor Sidharth Malhotra feels romantic and action films are lucky for him.
Sidharth Malhotra. Pic/Datta Kumbhar
"I have been getting a wide range of different offers. I get more of romantic and action films, I consider myself lucky in the zone," Sidharth told PTI.
But the former model-actor admits it is painful to get different kind of exciting roles.
"Actors shouldn't look at films or roles in a selfish manner. The more good stories you do, the better your library (filmography). I better be part of good films even though I have small parts in it," he said.
However, the 31-year-old actor believes in breaking the stereotypes and taking risks in career.
"I don't want to do things that earlier actors used to do. Initially heroes used to play heroes only. I want to carve my own niche. I don't want to commit to one genre or style," Sidharth said.
"It is not a norm (to stick to one genre) so it seems risky, but the endeavour is to do something new and not be the same in every film. This adds novelty and freshness to my work," he said.
Since their debut film 'Student of the Year', Sidharth has been linked to fellow actress Alia Bhatt. Now that the duo has come together for their next outing 'Kapoor And Sons', the gossip mills are again abuzz about their closeness.
The 'Ek Villain' star revealed initially he used to get annoyed with such reports.
"Now we have trained ourselves to chose what we want to give importance to (stories) and what not. Sometimes you can't get stressed and waste your energy on these (rumours) things," Sidharth said.
After doing two serious movies, the actor says he enjoyed doing "Kapoor And Sons" as he feels it is easy to shoot light-hearted films.
"Our job is to make things look easy. It is less physically stressful, as it is not an action film or intense kind of a role where you need to put in hours," he said.
The Shakun Batra-directed film also stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt in the lead.
Sidharth is aware of the fan following that Fawad has, but he is not jealous about it.
"I know he (Fawad) has a huge fan following. Girls below 30 years of age used to come to me and above that would go to him. But strangely those aunties used to call me 'beta' and call him Fawad," he said in a lighter vein.
The romantic family drama film also stars talented actors like Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah and Rajat Kapoor.
"When you work with talented actors, your performance also goes notches up. They improvise a lot...so you have to be on your toes. You get to learn a lot from them," Sidharth said.
"I have worked with Rishi sir in 'Student of the Year' and this time while shooting for 'Kapoor And Sons', I interacted a lot with him. He is energetic and a typical jovial Punjabi guy," he said.
Produced by Karan Johar, 'Kapoor And Sons' hits cinema halls this Friday.