Sidharth Malhotra is all set to start shoot for Karan Malhotra as well as Vikramaditya Motwane‘s projects. While in Karan Malhotra‘s film Sidharth essays the character of a boxer in Vikramaditya Motwane‘s he plays a Gujarati Robin Hood.
Sidharth Malhotra has less than a month to build up a boxer’s physique for Karan Johar‘s remake of American sports drama Warriors.
“I reprise Tom Hardy‘s character, a boxer, in the Hindi version. It’s become another film altogether, darker and more dramatic, much like Karan’s treatment of his directorial debut Agneepath.” informs Sidharth.
To gain muscle mass, Sidharth Malhotra has started training in mixed martial arts, including kickboxing and wrestling. “Karan has told me that I need to look physically aggressive and put on weight. It’s going to be a strenuous regime,” informs Sidharth.
However, by the year end Sidharth Malhotra will have to shed it all, as he slips into character for Bhavesh Joshi. Vikramaditya Motwane‘s film is running late because of Sidharth’s commitments with Dharma Productions.
While Vikramaditya Motwane remains tightlipped about the details of his project, Sidharth confirms that the plan is to spin a franchise, depending on the response to the first film. When quizzed on whether he plays a Gujarati superhero, he quickly clarified, “No. Bhavesh Joshi is just a name. He is a regular, middle-class Mumbaikar who assumes another nocturnal identity and becomes a masked crusader out to protect the city, like Batman and Gotham. He doesn’t have any superpowers, only skills.”
Currently busy promoting, Ek Villain, looks like Sidharth Malhotra has his hands full.