Actor Sidharth Malhotra says he was nervous about sharing screen space with action star Akshay Kumar in upcoming film “Brothers”.
The “Ek Villain” star, who plays Akshay’s younger sibling in the Karan Malhotra directed film, said he prepared himself extensively to shoot with the “Khiladi” actor.
“I had a different action in ‘Ek Villain’. When I heard that I will be doing ‘Brothers’ with Akshay sir, I was very nervous and anxious. We have been seeing him doing action from so many years and we loved him… My fear motivated me to do the film and I worked hard for it,” Sidharth told reporters during the promotion of the movie here.
In the film, Sidharth is pitted against Akshay as they are involved in some family feud.
Sidharth compared “Brothers” with Karan Johar’s family drama “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” and called it “K3GMMA”.
“‘Brothers’ is an emotional story of two siblings like K3G. It’s a family drama first and mixed martial arts is there in the backdrop. Here also, men have the habit of keeping things to their heart. We are yet to see the final result but I can vouch that men will get emotional after seeing the movie,” he said.
The model-actor, who started his cinematic journey with Karan Johar’s college romance “Student of the Year”, said he tried to turn recluse for “Brothers” as instructed by his director.
“After ‘Ek Villain’ I didn’t do anything. I either used to sleep or train myself for the film. I grew my beard and my director even asked me not to make any public appearance. I tried that too but you can’t say no to photo shoots.”
Sidharth said they would get over the intense shoot by playing cricket on the sets.