Sidharth Malhotra wants to produce and star in a superhero franchise
Sidharth Malhotra is gearing up for his next which is Marjaavaan alongside Tara Sutaria, Ritiesh Deshmukh and Rakul Preet Singh. The film which is a Milap Zaveri directorial is all set to hit the silver screens on 15th November 2019. The tragic love story is an intense love story 'with the flavour of those decades in its drama, dialogue, action, and larger-than-life characters'. The actor sat down with the peeps of Mumbai Mirror and got candid about various things.
Sidharth's character is inspired by the heroes from the 80s and 90s including the megastar Amitabh Bachchan's character from Deewar. Sidharth said that he grew up watching Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, and Sunny Deol. Before watching Deewar, Sidharth had a chance to watch Big B's Hum which has a huge impact on him. Then six, Sidharth, thought the villain's name Bakhtawar was a cuss word. He revealed that he used to call his cousins by the name thinking that it is a gaali.
The actor revealed that he plans to cater to a larger and a pan-India audience, with his films like Marjaavaan and SherShaah. He further said that he would have loved to produce the latter which is a biopic of Kargil martyr Vikram Batra since he worked on it for two-and-a-half years. In the next five years, along with challenging himself as an actor, Sidharth aspires to set up his own production company soon.
When quizzed about the same, the actor said, "I’d like to spin a superhero franchise and act in it too. I am a big fan of the Marvel series. This is one genre that intrigues me, more so because we have so much existing material in our country’s mythology."