Sidharth Malhotra’s good looks are the ones that make females go weak in their knees. But once upon a time, it was quite the reverse for this handsome actor.
Recently when the actor paid a visit to ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ to promote his upcoming film, ‘Jabariya Jodi’ along with his onscreen love i.e. Parineeti Chopra, he spilled some secrets from his school life; one of which included how he flunked his Class 9 exams because of this shocking reason.
It was girls. And Sidharth revealed the reason in detail.
“Yes, my attention was diverted by girls. But this (the failure) turned out to be a positive thing in my life as I was eventually moved to a co-ed school where I learned better. And I passed my 10th and 11th grade with good grades.”
As the plot of ‘Jabariya Jodi’ revolves around ‘kidnapping of grooms’ to avoid dowry. So, both these actors were asked about their first choice provided the happenings in the movie was a real life situation for them.
It was Parineeti’s reply,
“Saif Ali Khan… I have even told Kareena Kapoor how much I admire Saif.”
On the other hand, Sid said he would like to kidnap Saif-Kareena’s little munchkin, Taimur.
In a recent sitting with TOI, Sidharth talked in detail about Jabariya Jodi’s concept.
“I had read about it online and discovered that 100-plus FIRs have been filed so far in groom-kidnapping cases. It’s true that to avoid dowry, men are forced to get married at gunpoint. Our writer (Sanjeev K Jha) and director (Prashant Singh) are from the state (Bihar), so they have taken facts and fictionalized them to make an entertaining love story. It’s an interesting cocktail and I was drawn to this endearing character.”
And when the director: Prashant Singh was asked the reason behind casting Sidharth leaving aside all the options he had at his disposal. Here’s his reply,
“I wanted to make this film in a bigger set-up and so we needed big stars. It was the producer who suggested Sidharth’s name. I felt we should explore him in a different avatar. He loved the story and agreed immediately. He wanted to do something new, he wanted to break the mould. I knew I could surprise people with Sidharth and we started working on getting his body language, diction right. He has really worked hard.”
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