In his six-year long career, Sidharth Malhotra has featured in a romantic comedy, a thriller, a sports drama and a murder mystery and the actor says his choice of films clearly shows his greed for good content.
The actor says he always wanted to explore new things in his career and is happy with the way his journey in films has turned out be.
In an interview with PTI, Sidharth says, “This is the period where I am hungry for content more than the money aspect of what I would get from a film.
“If your filmography is interesting and has enough variations and you are not trying to sell something typical, whether it does well or not is secondary, what matters is exploring new things.”
The 32-year-old actor insists earning good money was never his aim.
“I have never done films for money, brands of course (is for money). I have never buckled with a producer or director for a film. I did films because I wanted to be part of a film.
“I have never made an issue of what I get paid as an actor. For me it depends on the budget of the film, you want to be more sensitive as well to the producer, it is a business after all,” he says.
Sidharth’s latest release “Ittefaq” may have got mixed reviews, but the actor says he was aware that the film was not the one to make it to the ‘100 crore club’.
“Ittefaq” which is a remake of 1969 movie of the same name, is the story of an acclaimed writer (essayed by Sidharth) and a young homemaker (played by Sonakshi Sinha), who become the prime suspects in a double murder case.
And police officer Dev (played by Akshaye Khanna) must figure out who’s telling the truth when both offer conflicting stories about the events of that fateful night.