Shah Rukh Khan And Siddharth Malhotra Have A Karmic Connection
By Joginder Tuteja, MovieTalkies.com, 06 October 2012
Siddharth Malhotra, the new stud on the block, would be making his screen debut with Student Of The Year this month. While he would be entering Karan Johar's world where the only constant so far has been Shah Rukh Khan as a male protagonist, he indeed shares a karmic connection with the superstar if the series of incidents over last half a decade have to be believed.
"While everyone is aware that Siddharth started off as one of the many assistant directors on KJo-SRK's My Name Is Khan
, not many know this fact that he was actually finalised as a lead hero in an action flick. This was going to be a big budgeted affair where Anubhav Sinha
was going to launch him as an action star. This was five years ago and subsequently when the film got shelved, Siddharth was expectedly heartbroken", informs a source.
This is where Siddharth and Shah Rukh lives intertwined in the most unusual manner. Reason being that Anubhav moved on to work with Shah Rukh Khan on RA. One
while Karan Johar, after working with Shah Rukh Khan on each of his four films, roped in Siddharth for Student Of The Year
"This was an unimaginable swap and though it was definitely not planned, it was reality", the source adds, "In fact Siddharth also realised that there were always minimal chances of the action film taking off ever since Anubhav was committed to Shah Rukh for RA. One. He too decided to change tracks and while he became an assistant director to Karan Johar, everything just fell in place when the filmmaker decided to bring in new talent and finalised him for the role."
"Guess it was destiny coming into play. Luckily my action film got shelved", laughs Siddharth, "No regret though that Anubhav went ahead with Shah Rukh. Come on, who wouldn't do that. Guess it is only Karan who thinks differently. He could have gone ahead with the biggest of superstars, Shah Rukh Khan included, but he chose me along with Varun
(Dhawan). It is nothing less than life coming full circle after five years."