Siddhant Chaturvedi, who will be featured as the new ‘Bunty’ in the YRF comedy ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, has forged his own way.
His performance in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ caught the attention of the audience, and he hasn’t looked back since. Siddhant recently discussed his thoughts on nepotism and the arduous nature of working with outside talent.
Siddhant Chaturvedi says, “It is a known fact that outsiders take way longer to make their presence felt in the industry. I have seen many who have gone through a lot before they were even spotted to do something substantial despite having serious talent. I too have had my fair share of struggles for many years, which I truly cherish, before I got my break.”
Siddhant Chaturvedi adds, “I will be forever grateful to Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and Ritesh Sidhwani for the opportunities they have given me at the start of my career. I would be no one today without their hands over my head. I know I’m one of the fortunate strugglers who have got the attention that we truly deserve. I know of many who didn’t. It’s sad but it’s the truth.”
Talking about the insider vs outsider debate, Siddhant explains, “Yes, insiders do get spotted early, they have it easy to get their first break and also get many more opportunities than the outsiders get. It’s a reality of this industry and every other industry of the world. It’s almost like a law of the land. Nepotism exists and outsiders have to work that much harder to make their presence felt but there’s beauty in that hard work too.”
“It (being an outsider) shapes you and your thoughts and steels your mind to achieve what you truly want in life. The only way outsiders in Bollywood can survive is by getting the love of people through our craft and I’m concentrating on doing just that. Hope I manage to entertain the audiences so that they keep coming back to watch me on the big screen and give me wind beneath my wings to soar,” he concludes.