Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra believes in the power of constructive criticism, he takes the criticism very seriously, depending on where it’s coming from.
The actor has gained much popularity within a short span of time. When asked whether he has learnt to handle criticism better after films like Baar Baar Dekho and Kapoor & Sons, Sidharth revealed saying:
“Well, I think film reviews don’t really help an actor to grow or improve creativity because their words and comments are black and white… They are always inching towards negative or positive.”
“And I understand that for them, they mostly concentrate on the business potential of a film.” He added.
The actor also said he tries to do new characters with every film, and then assesses if he has done it right or not, he explores the flaws.
“These things matter for me to go to the next level. So, I take criticism seriously, depending on where it is coming from.”
“Only constructive criticism can help us to grow as creative people, as actors. Therefore, I take any constructive assessment seriously when it comes from insiders of the fraternity.”
“Kapoor & Sons earned more than INR1 billion at the box office and people and critics showered their praise on me. And then Baar Baar Dekho happened. Now you understand, I do not live on my success and failure. It’s really temporary.”
While talking about the films he had featured in, like Kapoor & Sons and Brothers, the actor stressed that each film has earned pretty much a lot, and calling those films a failure would be a little unfair.
The actor further added, saying:
“Our film Brothers earned around INR850 million at the box office. It is not a small number. So, calling the film a failure would be little unfair. But I accept that we couldn’t live up to the expectation set by Baar Baar Dekho. Such things happen… As a young actor, I will choose the script that won’t work at times and I will learn something out of that as well.”
Sidharth’s upcoming film; The Gentleman revolves around a person with a mistaken identity.
The movie is slated to release on August 25th.