Sidharth Malhotra has said how his character in Mohit Suri’s upcoming thriller Ek Villain does not speak too much and he conveys his character’s feeling more so through expressions. The 29 year old actor spoke about his much-anticipated film during an interview with The Times of India.
Also starring Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in pivotal roles, Ek Villain is scheduled to release in cinemas on 27 June! Based on reports, as well as the previews released so far, it looks as if Sidharth has gotten rid of his chocolate-boy image which we saw in his last two films (Student of the Year and Hasee Toh Phasee) and has rightly opted for something more unconventional.
Speaking about his preparation for the role, Sidharth had this to say: “My character in the film doesn’t speak too much. A lot is conveyed through expressions. We had a workshop with Mukesh Chabbra. I worked on my look. Besides stubble, I opted for tattoos. I have short hair in one look, a patch in the other. It wasn’t easy to alternate between the two looks. I was very excited that Mohit is directing the film. My character in the film has many shades of Emraan Hashmi’s character from his film Awaarapan.”
Asked if he had to deal with Mohit Suri’s temper during the making of Ek Villain, Sidharth responded,“Mohit does have a temper. In fact, Shraddha told me that he was a lot more on the edge when making Aashiqui 2. But yeah, the crew had to bear the brunt sometimes. But he and I never had a fight. On the contrary, we bonded rather well. We both are dog lovers and have similar taste in movies.”
Sidharth also has two other upcoming projects in the pipeline including Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi and Punit Malhotra’s Warriors. Asked if he was excited to be working with Akshay Kumar in Warriors, Sidharth replied, “Definitely. Unlike us, there is a sense of calmness in senior actors. Ditto for Riteish Deshmukh,” whom he worked with in Ek Villain.