Siddhant Chaturvedi is one of those outsiders in entertainment who has made big. The actor will be soon seen in the YRF comedy Bunty Aur Babli 2 as the new Bunty. Chaturvedi’s powerful performance in Gully Boy was highly appreciated by both audiences and critiques alike. Ever since then the actor has been creating a path of his own.
Siddhant recently opened up on nepotism in Bollywood and the grind that outside talents have to go through. The actor 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.”
The actor is quick to thank his mentors for empowering him “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,” he was quoted saying.
Siddhant also commented on the insider vs outsider debate saying “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.”
However, Siddhant believes that hardships mould a person and prepare them for the long battle that comes with success. “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 signs off.