The lead actors, in most cases, deservingly walk away with the praise and all the upcoming offers when a movie succeeds. But there are times when the ‘supporting actors’ make a mark too. Such is the case of MC Sher, a.k.a Siddhanth Chaturvedi. After his rise to fame, speaking to news agency PTI, the young actor opened up about his struggling days and his big breakthrough with 'Gully Boy'.
Siddhant revealed he was studying to become a charted accountant like his father but left it after a while to pursue a career in acting, believing that his main passion lies there.
"I struggled for six years and there were many rejections and low points along the way. I started from the bottom. But I always had this raging ambition to go out there and prove myself with that one perfect opportunity. I always used to think 'ki apna time kab ayega'," he told PTI.
In the film, Siddhanth plays the role of MC Sher who is a fellow rapper and becomes Ranveer Singh (Murad's confidant in many ways.
"Playing a lead role is always the dream. But I also knew that nobody was going to launch me because I don't have a market value in terms of a name or a family background. So, I always thought that let me be a good actor first, public will make me the star if they like me," Siddhant said.
Speaking about his rise to fame, he stated that Farhan Akhtar spotted him in a web series, and then quickly offered hin the role of MC Sher thinking it would be quite apt. Giving a deeper insight, he said "I did Inside Edge to establish myself and some ads here and there for pocket money. I just kept myself ready for a good film. I knew that Gully Boy' was one such film where every actor will get to shine and that's what has happened," and then added "Farhan sir spotted me first for Inside Edge. He mentored me. Zoya gave me this opportunity and Ranveer was a great co-star who encouraged me and instilled faith in me."
Now coming to the performances Ranveer and Alia in 'Gully Boy' both are brilliant in aspects such as expressions, body language and slang down pat. Meanwhile, the film has already crossed Rs 100 crore at the box office and is continuing to set the ticketing counters on fire.
(With inputs from PTI)
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