Updated December 24th, 2023 at 08:40 IST

Siddhant Chaturvedi wants to redefine Bollywood heroism: Want to break the mould...

iddhant Chaturvedi said that he doesn't want to define himself as a conventional Bollywood hero as he is trying to find and build his own space.

Siddhant Chaturvedi | Image:Siddhant Chaturvedi/Instagram
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Siddhant Chaturvedi recently opened up about his aim to carve out a space for himself by mixing the concept of heroism with content. He shared how the likes of Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan have defined the norms for playing a Bollywood hero in Hindi cinema. The actor, best known for his roles in films such as Gully Boy, Gehraiyaan and Phone Bhooth, said that it was his dream to be a Bollywood hero.

Siddhant Chaturvedi says he wants to 'redefine' himself

In an interview with PTI, Siddhant Chaturvedi said that he doesn't want to define himself as a conventional Bollywood hero as he is trying to find and build his own space by redefining it.

"I don’t want to define myself as a conventional Bollywood hero... What I’m trying to do is to find and build my space, redefine it a little bit, and break the mould a little bit, where it’s a good combination of content and heroism for me. I’ll keep trying. Also, it’s trial and error for me because I’m quite new. It’s a coming-of-age understanding of things I want to do,” the actor stated.

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Siddhant Chaturvedi reveals if he could match Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan

Siddhant Chaturvedi said it would be futile for him to think that he could match Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan when it comes to playing a hero in Hindi cinema.

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“You cannot want to be like them because you can never be like them as they are too great. I just want to keep trying till I get my own mould. That’s the dream where many people can watch and enjoy it. And wherever or whatever it is, you never know because you can’t plan this," the 30-year-old actor said.

What's next for Siddhant Chaturvedi?

One of Chaturvedi’s upcoming features is Yudhra, a romantic action-thriller. The film is directed by Ravi Udyawar of Mom fame and backed by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment. “I would like to do full blown (action films). I’m a huge fan of all these action and commercial films," he said.

Chaturvedi's latest movie is Kho Gaye Hum Kahan, co-starring Ananya Panday and Adarsh Gourav. The Netflix film follows the story of three best friends who juggle life as 20-somethings in Mumbai, where romance, ambition and heartbreak collide with the addictive draw of social media. According to Chaturvedi, one of the reasons for saying yes to the movie was the opportunity to play a character of his own age. “I was 24-year-old when I did ‘Gully Boy’, and I had this alpha image. Then in ‘Gehraiyaan’, I was 27 and I was playing this mature character. So, I wanted to play something that is closer to my age.

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(Inputs from PTI)

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 08:40 IST