Siddharth Malhotra on preparation for Warrior, mental health and more

Siddharth Malhotra at NDTV Yuva programme

New Delhi:

Bollywood star Siddharth Malhotra, whose recently released Warrior doing well at the box office, spoke about the challenges of shooting action scenes, his penchant for portraying real-life heroes on screen and discussed mental health at NDTV’s mega conclave Yuva – Youth for Change. Today when asked about his preparation before doing an action scene, especially the scene shot inside an airplane in his recent film WarriorThe Sher Shah The star told NDTV, “It’s not easy to fake in front of the camera, there may be dialogues at times, but when you are doing an action, whatever it is, it has to look convincing. So, for Yodha especially, one has to watch and train like that. A commando and that was something that didn’t happen overnight. We had an action team that trained you months in advance. I personally wanted to be leaner as most of our current commandos are so I lost weight for the character.”

He added, “I personally like to be more physically active. If I don’t sweat during the day, I suffer every time. Convincing as a character is very important to me. We wanted to push the limits of action, hand-to-hand combat.”

When asked if he did action stunts in Warrior Siddharth Malhotra himself smiled and said, “All stunts inside Warrior All are me. The film did not use much CGI.”

On mental health as an actor, Siddharth said, “We have deadlines and tests every Friday (at the box office). Stress is inevitable, but the moment you start looking left or right, you have to be in your lane. . . , you have a second.” It’s late. Focusing on yourself is the most important thing.”

“If I was an actor I would be an adventure sports trailer or coach,” the actor also revealed during a chat with NDTV.

Asked to share a message for youngsters aspiring to make it in the film industry, Siddharth recounted his earlier days in the industry when he had to work as an assistant director for two years before making his debut in Student of the Year. . He said, “One has to have a strong head because you don’t have answers to everything. TT is about what’s left in your hands and how you make the most of it. If you stick with it, one day your odds will change. Opportunity.”

Speaking on NDTV’s Yuva – Youth for Change Mega, Union Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur was the chief guest at the event and spoke about harnessing the power of youth in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The event also features panel discussions with Bollywood actors Alaya F, Sidharth Malhotra, singer Jasleen Royal and social media influencers Divija Bhasin and Dr Cuteras.

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