The myriad shades of Siddhanth Kapoor
The actor talks about his recently released Bombairiya as well as his upcoming projects
Pia Sukanya’s recently released crime-comedy, Bombairiya, starring Radhika Apte, Siddhanth Kapoor and Akshay Oberoi, fans out over the course of a single day in Mumbai — as three strangers get entrapped in a madcap chase for a stolen mobile phone. Siddhanth, who was last seen in JP Dutta’s war-drama Paltan (2018) and alongside sister Shraddha Kapoor in Apoorva Lakhia’s Haseena Parkar (2017), is happy to have explored yet another new direction with Bombairiya.
Speaking about his character, the actor says, “It's a different kind of character I've played this time. He is not from Mumbai and isn't expecting any of this chaos to happen. It's a cut-to-cut, one-day story happening in an engaging Guy Ritchie space.”
Siddhanth made his acting debut in Sanjay Gupta’s crime-drama, Shootout At Wadala (2013), followed by a supporting turn in Anurag Kashyap’s psychological thriller Ugly (2014). In Haseena Parkar, he portrayed the role of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, and in Paltan, he played an intelligence operative during the Sino-Indian War of 1962.
Explaining his process of picking scripts and roles, the actor shares, “I am always looking for a lot of rawness in the characters I choose to play. They need to have a layered personality and a good backstory. I would rather play twisted, crazier characters than a plain Bollywood hero with abs. I love taking up challenging roles because they really shine on screen. Even though I had only three to four scenes in Jazbaa (2015), people still remember and talk about those scenes.”
Asked about his upcoming projects, Siddhanth adds, “I am shooting for a web series that will be announced soon. I also have another film coming out called Yaaram, directed by Ovais Khan and co-starring Prateik Babbar, Ishita Raj Sharma, Anita Raj and Dalip Tahil. I'm in talks for a couple of more projects. 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for me.”