Actor Sidharth Malhotra says he is thankful to superstar Shah Rukh Khan for mentoring him and showing him the path to be a better actor while working together on My Name Is Khan.
In an appearance on Zoom’s Yaar Mera Superstar Season 2, Sidharth spoke about Shah Rukh and his forthcoming film Aiyaary, read a statement.
“I was an assistant director for the film ‘My Name Is Khan‘ and Shah Rukh Sir shared useful tips on his mantra to being successful in the competitive glamour industry of Bollywood,” Sidharth said.
“He shared valuable advice on paying attention to detail, absorbing and using the props around to enhance one’s performance. My experience was enriching and it was ‘The Best Film school’ filled with fun, confusion, goof ups and a lot of hard work. I am grateful for the experience and thankful to SRK for shaping me into a better actor,” added the A Gentleman star. The episode will air on Saturday.
Sidharth Malhotra, who plays a pivotal role in Aiyaary also feels the clash between the movie and Akshay Kumar’s Padman could have been avoided. But he says he can only hope for the best now.
Aiyaary, which has a patriotic vibe, was originally slated for release on January 25 to make the most of the long Republic Day weekend. It was clashing with Padman.
But after Padmaavat got a final release date of January 25, the makers of Aiyaary moved its release to February 9 to avoid clashing with it and Padman.
However, Akshay Kumar, as a move in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and to let Padmaavat get a solo release, shifted Padman to February 9, bringing the situation back to square one — clashing with Aiyaary.
Asked about it, Sidharth told IANS: “Yes, it irritates, but now it’s too late. What can we do now? Look, we announced the date first. When Padman makers unveiled their release date, we were gracious enough to shift our release date to avoid the clash.