Will BROTHERS prove a career booster for Sidharth Malhotra as the film ANAND did for Amitabh Bachchan?
Speculations are rising high as young actor Sidharth Malhotra clashes with the veteran action king Akshay Kumar in this years’ most anticipated action thriller BROTHERS releasing this Friday.
Though Sidharth Malhotra has made his presence felt in Bollywood with hit films like STUDENT OF THE YEAR, EK VILLAIN and HASEE TOH PHASEE yet Karan Johar’s BROTHERS is a life time opportunity because if his performance comes even fifty percent closer to Akshay Kumar than the movie could open doors of stardom for the young actor and the movie could prove what Rajesh Khanna’s hit film ANAND proved for Amitabh Bachchan.
Readers may recall before ANAND Amitabh Bachchan had done many films but it was his emotional and sober character of Babu Moshai opposite the national heartthrob and Indian’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna in ANAND that did the trick.
In an interview Amitabh Bachchan had informed, “When the movie was offered to me by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, I had butterflies in my stomach as Rajesh Khanna was a huge star and to share screen space opposite such an iconic superstar was a hard nut to crack but thanks to Bhaijaan (ace comedian Mehmood loving addressed), who pumped confidence in me and I was able to perform.”
The stupendous success of ANAND not only made Amitabh Bachchan a star overnight but also fetched him the prestigious Filmfare Award as Best supporting actor.
Interestingly like Amitabh Bachchan the upcoming actor Sidharth Malhotra, who plays Akshay Kumar’s younger brother in the film too has candidly confessed that he was anxious before acting opposite Khiladi Kumar.
Sidharth Malhotra during the promotion of the movie said, “I had a different action in EK VILLAIN. When I heard that I will be doing BROTHERS with Akshay sir, I was very nervous and anxious. We have been seeing him doing action from so many years and we loved him... My fear motivated me to do the film and I worked hard for it.”
In fact to get into the skin of the character Sidharth Malhotra even put on 8 kg so that he looks apt in the role of a martial arts fighter.
He says, “My biggest worry was that while Akshay sir is a martial arts expert how I could match his action skills. But thanks to my fitness trainer and my utter dedication that I was able to develop the kind of body desired for role having flexibility and athletic.”
BROTHERS starring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff in key roles, is releasing on August 14th!
Let’s wait and watch can Sidharth Malhotra prove a challenge to Akshay Kumar?