After Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, Sidharth Malhotra is keen to turn producer
Sidharth Malhotra is the latest actor in the list of Bollywood stars who are toying with the idea of film-making and production. After Ranbir Kapoor backed up his latest release, the musical adventure drama Jagga Jasoos in the capacity of a producer, it seems that Bollywood stars are beginning to open up to the idea.
Hot on the heels of Jagga Jasoos' release, Ranveer Singh had made a statement on how he does not mind becoming a "creative producer" on a project that he feels passionately about.
Now it is Sidharth Malhotra who has joined the ranks of stars that don't seem to mind dipping their feet into the production pool and donning the directorial hat.
“The thought has crossed my mind. If there’s a film that I feel extremely passionate about, I would want to put my name on it as a producer and back it up. I definitely see myself doing that in the future because there are so many interesting stories to tell and sometimes, actors want to collaborate. I am definitely looking out for something to happen soon," said Malhotra according to a DNA report.
Having kicked off his career as an assistant director on the sets of Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan, Malhotra seems to be enamoured by the filmmaking process.
"Direction is something that is at the back of my mind all the time. I like the process of filmmaking. I love how a film is edited, I absolutely love it when somebody puts up a good shot, I have immense respect for filmmakers, who do it everyday. But right now, I am consumed by telling stories as an actor. I think maybe somewhere way ahead in the future, I would want to tell a story as a director too. You never know," Malhotra said according to a Pinkvilla report.
Other actors that have taken on the role of a producer for various projects are Anushka Sharma who started her own production company (Clean Slate Films) and churned out movies like NH10, Phillauri and the upcoming Pari, and Priyanka Chopra with her production house Purple Pebbles Pictures (in collaboration with her mother Madhu Chopra) which is heavily into the realm of regional cinema.