The much awaited Baar Baar Dekho released last week and the film failed to create any magic on the silver screen!
In an exclusive interview with The Quint, Sidharth Malhotra
talks about the failure of his much-hyped film, Baar Baar Dekho and
Sid On BO Failure
Sidharth: "You definitely question yourself when so much
hard work is not rewarded. I heard a very interesting quote on
marketing. ‘Marketing is like God. If you believe in it it works
for you. Even if you don't believe in it, you still hope it works
for me'. Nobody knows why so much marketing is done for our
Sid On Bonding With B-town Celebs
"Maybe. But I never feel like an outsider with the
people I work with. We are all thorough professionals and we are
all insiders when working together. But we don't share that kind of
bonding which I keep hearing about from Karan Johar in the earlier
days when the whole film industry bonded."
Lesson From BBD Failure
Sidharth says, "One must take advice on how a film is
shaping up from those who have more experience. When I heard the
script for Baar Baar Dekho it was one of the most
exciting ideas I had come across. What a lovely thought! The heart
was in the right place."
It's An Ongoing Process
Sidharth says, "I am not in a position as yet where I
can decide what works and what doesn't work. I just have to go by
the wisdom of those who know better. We are all learning as we go
along. It's an ongoing process."
Sid Stands By His Choices
He says, "The experience has made me more conscious of
my future. Had Baar Baar Dekho worked better maybe I wouldn't be so
careful with the modalities of making a film. But I am still going
to choose only those scripts that I believe in. I stand by my
He Further Adds..
"If I like a script and a role it doesn't matter how
many other actors are there or how many scenes I have. All the
films that I've done so far tell stories that I want to
Sidharth's Concluded By Saying..
"Maybe we failed. But at least we tried something new.
Now I know if I meet a first-time director I'll be wary. Or if I
write a script I'll be thinking anxiously about whether it works
for me as a member of the audience."
In the same interview, Sidharth also revealed when did he decide
to be an actor and here's what he told:
"Initially when I came to Mumbai, I tried my luck as an actor. I
met Mr Anubhav Sinha. He was going to make a film in collaboration
with Adlabs. But that didn't work out. Mr Sinha got busy with
"After that I questioned my decision to be an actor. My parents in Delhi wondered what I was doing with my life. Yahan lakhon log aate hain actor banne ke liye. So I started assisting Karan Johar on My Name Is Khan."
"Everyone from Abhishek Burman, Puneet Malhotra etc assisting at Dharma wanted to be directors. At that time I never thought Karan would launch me as an actor. Life has a funny way of working out for you."