It was six years ago, when Sidharth Malhotra was working as an assistant director on Karan Johar's 2010 movie My Name Is Khan.Ace cinematographer Ravi K Chandran was man behind the camera for the SRK starrer.Fate would have it, Sidharth's next release, which also stars Katrina Kaif has also been shot by the same DoP, Ravi K Chandran.
Sharing an experience from the first day of his shoot, Sidharth smiles and says “I was an assistant on My Name Is Khan, and he (Chandran) shot that film. Now, after six years, I am doing a full-fledged solo-hero film with him. This time, I am in front of the camera, and he is behind it. It was an astonishing moment on the first day of the shoot. Mr Chandran said, ‘Sir, thoda left.’ I turned around and said, ‘Sir? Itni izzat? (So much respect?)’”
Sidharth Further elaborates, “When he called me “sir”, I thought to myself, ‘Where did I begin from, and where have I reached?’ It was heart touching, and a great feeling. I share a great relationship with him,”
The Kapoor and Sons actor adds that it was “a surreal moment” for him to be on the sets with such a senior technician, especially when he had seen Chandran shoot Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol firsthand.
The actor says that he enjoyed shooting for the film. “You have a responsibility to make your work fun. I have learnt that with experience. So now, whenever I feel that I am a little uncomfortable in front of the camera, or with my career, I use that [moment] to feel great,” he concludes.
The Actor is still riding high on the success of his previous film Kapoor and Sons. Recently, the first look of his next with Katrina, 'Baar Baar Dekho' also released and has been receiving admiration from all quarters.